Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Postage Rate Increase!

They're at it again!  The USPS  (and the Canadian Post) has announced rate hikes once again!  Aye-yai-yai!



Several years ago, rate hikes affected my personal life.  I had to stop sending Christmas gifts to my grandchildren, because the rates to ship were more expensive than the item being shipped--I lived on a limited budget!  It wasn't worth it to ship;  everyone said that I should send gift cards!  I really didn't want to, as these were not personal enough for me.  Besides, I enjoyed the shopping for each individual.   Then I moved closer to my grands and problem solved.



Now, the post office is raising rates again with the largest increases being at the lower end, for First class packages.  That is right where I do most of my business! I ship small items, lighter weight items, and my customers get a break over stuffing the items in a flat rate box. It feels like the Postal Service is fazing out first class packages. Again, Aye-yai-yai!  Small business owners, like me are affected tremendously by this!

So my Pruitt Creations customers will not be affected, at least until January 26th, here what I will do:

1.)  I will not raise my rates until the 25th. Obviously anything ordered on the Sunday 25th  cannot be shipped until Monday the 26th, but I will honor the old shipping rate!

2) Anything in my Marked-Down section will be Free (domestic USA) shipping, if you use the coupon code FREESHIPPING at checkout.  And if you are in the UK, Canada or elsewhere, the rates will not be raised until the 25th.  Shop NOW!

3) and if you buy items that are not on clearance, with marked-down items, you can still use the free shipping coupon code!  Remember USA domestic shipping ONLY.

I appreciate my customers and want them to get the best prices!  Remember . . . . Time is running out fast!

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10 comments:

Pamela Bates said...

UGH. what else is new, right?

Memories for Life said...

Yes, the 1-3 oz category is getting hit the hardest. Percentage wise it's a large increase, but I think it only equates to about 50 cents.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Bah humbug to more raised rates! But good luck with your free shipping sale!

sammysgrammy said...

Thanks for posting that here and for sharing how you'll handle the increase.

Natashalh said...

It's crazy how much postal rates have risen in recent years. I'm sorry it affected you personally - my family is spread across the globe and it changed our gift-giving habits, too, but not sending gifts to cousins is a bit different from not being able to send them to grand kids!

Natashalh said...

It's crazy how much postal rates have risen in recent years. I'm sorry it affected you personally - my family is spread across the globe and it changed our gift-giving habits, too, but not sending gifts to cousins is a bit different from not being able to send them to grand kids!

Mechelle said...

Glad you live closer, so you can give the grandkids a gift.

Loretta - Thoughtful Gems said...

It definitely keeps us on our toes.

Splendid Little Stars said...

yikes!
I've seen differing information through google searching.
It seems probable that 1-3 oz will go up 24 cents. To me, that is significant. It's not a tiny, barely perceptible increase.

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