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As of January 27, USPS will implement changes to some of their rates and services. PayPal’s shipping tools will be updated to reflect these changes. Anyone using USPS to ship should review the changes listed below or refer to USPS for further details.



Rate Changes:

  • Please visit USPS for details.

Service Changes:

  • Parcel Post will no longer be offered. PayPal customers who attempt to select Parcel Post may experience an error message for a few days until the service is removed.

  • A new service called “Parcel Select Nonpresort” will replace Parcel Post. This service will be available to PayPal customers shortly.

  • Express Mail Service – A signature will now be required when a customer buys additional insurance

  • First Class Mail International (FCMI) Package will be replaced by “First Class Package International Service (FCPIS). Shipments to Canada will have free Delivery Confirmation with this service.

  • Priority Mail – Shipments to Canada using the Flat Rate Envelope or Small Flat Rate Box will have free Delivery Confirmation.

  • Express Mail International – The default level of insurance included will increase from $100 to $200.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the changes?

    You will need to update your shipping preferences if you have selected Parcel Post.

  1. Will the rate changes impact Multi Order Shipping?


  1. When will Parcel Select be available to PayPal customers?

    Parcel Select will be available to PayPal customers in March.

  1. Currently, when a member ships with Express Mail and purchases additional insurance, the “Signature Confirmation” option is set to “No”. When will this change?

    This change will occur the week of 1/27

  1. Why is USPS making these changes?

    USPS periodically adjust their rates and services. More information can be found at USPS.com

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