In this article, we highlight how you can activate your USPS Flat Rate boxes and use them.
As well as information surrounding the USPS Flat Rate service.
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How-to: USPS Flat Rate Boxes
To activate the USPS Flat Rate Boxes, go to the Boxes Section in your Dashboard.
Here you can activate the different boxes to be either manually selected or automatically.
If you enable them to be automatic the Easyship Algorithm will automatically apply the best available box for you depending on the cost of shipping.
Note that you need to have synced all your item dimensions in the The Products function.
About USPS Flat Rates
When selecting these boxes, please note that USPS requires using specially marked boxes which are sold by USPS. Please also note that all contents must fit comfortably and packing must be sealed without any convexity.
Provided that all your commodities fit into a Flat Rate envelope or Small boxes, USPS Flat Rate will always be available at a lower rate compared to USPS Regional Rate boxes.
This is across all weights (up to 70lbs) and zones.
Yet, Regional Rate boxes are more closely sized to the Flat Rate Medium and Large boxes.
The different services have distinct advantages.
Flat Rate boxes (Medium and Large) are a better option when shipping further.
Regional Rate boxes (A and B) will offer the lower price for shipping between closer destinations.
The key restriction of Regional Rate boxes is that their contents may not exceed 20 lbs, depending on box option. In contrast, Flat Rate services support contents up to 70 lbs