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Welcome to “How I’m Starting a Toy Company” Blog. Where “I” is former tech entrepreneur D.S.

I know that direct-to-consumer orders will be a big and important (if not exclusive) distribution channel of ours. I have never been in a direct-to-consumer business before, so I’m starting to learn about and research shipping options and costs.

USPS Rates for Businesses

Companies get different shipping rates than consumers; they get the “commercial” rates. USPS First Class Mail commercial rates, dependent upon weight, are as follows:

Commercial base rates for First-Class Package Service (as of 8/25/15):

Weight
Not Over (ounces)1,2

 

 

 

1

$2.04

2

2.04

3

2.04

4

2.13

5

2.22

6

2.35

7

2.53

8

2.71

9

2.89

10

3.07

11

3.25

12

3.44

13

This pricing is the Commercial Base pricing if you print your own postage at home.

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