What are APIs and How Can They Help Order Fulfillment?

Certain aspects of the fulfillment process may initially sound intimidating. Application Programming Interface, or API, sounds complicated, but in fact, its operation will make things less complicated for you. An API acts as a middleman in the information systems used to run a fulfillment company, transferring and translating code between the systems, allowing shipping capabilities to be communicated and accessed across multiple applications. APIs are commonly used by logistics companies to automate processes and data transfers allowing an instantaneous flow of information among 3PL providers and customers’ platforms. These could include an e-commerce website, shipping carriers, warehouse management systems (WMS), or order management systems (OMS).

An API can save employees valuable time: they no longer need to transfer the information by a file upload.

APIs provide their customers with three main advantages:

1. The Automation Advantage

An API provides a seamless connection that shares information across systems. Along with this automation comes the ability to customize. Every business is unique, and having an API that adapts to your specific needs can improve your workflow. An API will integrate with different shipping systems and provide the analytics that you need, which can improve customer experience, drive sales, and increase your ROI.

2. An API Improves Customer Experience

An API can improve your customer’s experience by giving them easy access to valuable data. An API can allow the customer to:

  • Extract product details from a database, including product descriptions, product IDs, specifications, images, pricing, quantity in inventory and so much more.
  • Look up order details–the API syncs order imports and export status.
  • Check on the status of an order and eventually access the tracking number.
  • Receive up-to-date information about where their products are and estimated delivery times.
  • Sort and filter the order data according to the date of packaging and shipping.
  • Cancel orders, return orders, create bulk import orders, and add inventory for an ordered product.

Further parameters can be added as the customer’s needs evolve.

With all that data so readily available, you’ll be able to utilize the information for customized output, API integration, and reporting. Customers have access to data and reports 24/7, 365 days per year. The dynamic reporting tool enables non-technical users to build custom reports without programming. Once created, reports can be generated on the fly or scheduled to be generated and delivered automatically.

3. APIs Adapt to Your Business

Every business is unique, and every business is continually changing. With an API, scaling is always an option because you don’t have to worry about outgrowing a homegrown system. Your system will stay up-to-date with the latest technologies as they emerge. Because APIs are completely customizable, you are able to specify the reports to fit each and every need that your customers may have.

Fulco Fulfillment Offers Excellent API Systems Integration

At Fulco, we know that there is never a one-size-fits-all solution for data transfers, which is why APIs are so valuable. Our order management systems uses Veracore, which integrates with various platforms including Amazon.com; Ultracart, BigCommerce, Shopify, Volusion, Magento, and WooCommerce.

The automation, adaptation, and customer service a good API affords will allow your business to run smoothly today and keep up with your changing business needs tomorrow.

If this sounds like the type of solution you have been looking for, reach out to Fulco by giving us a call at 973.361.1700 or filling out our contact form. Let us show you how an API can streamline your order fulfillment and increase your ROI.

The 3 Ps of Fulfillment

Sudden retail or e-commerce business growth can be very exciting for a company, but it presents many challenges as well. These can manifest in different ways, one of the most complicated of which is order fulfillment. In order to take advantage of the opportunities growth provides, many retailers–both large and small– partner with 3PLs.

Working with a successful 3PL will allow you to focus on expanding your business. Fulfillment companies can take care of storing your product, picking and packing the orders, and ensuring everything gets sent out on time. When a company is growing rapidly, order fulfillment is best left in the hands of a reliable 3PL.

How do you find the right 3PL for your business? There are “one size fits all” 3PLs, but since every business is unique, choosing a 3PL with a specialized approach that fits your company could give your business an extra boost. There are three easy ways to evaluate a fulfillment company.

The Best Fulfillment Starts with People

The most important of the three P’s is People. A team is only as good as its weakest link. The staff should be experienced and offer a dedicated client service manager. Experience in the fulfillment world and a focus on customer service will help your business to thrive.

Get the Right Platform for Your Fulfillment Data

If you’re running a growing business, you know how important it is to keep track of every order and ensure packages are delivered seamlessly. We have more access to information today than ever before, and all that data can become overwhelming. Before partnering with a 3PL, you may have felt buried under all the data.

Information paralysis is a serious issue. Thankfully, partnering with the right 3PL can deliver you information in the most digestible way possible. Working with a 3PL means they will focus on the back-end operations of order fulfillment, giving you the freedom to focus on the front end of the business.

Fulco Supports the Whole Order Fulfillment Process

The final P stands for the Process. Making sure that the order fulfillment process is run smoothly and effectively is vital. This starts with orders received, then continues to the picking, packing, and shipping process, and then to the warehousing, returns, and anything else that the customer needs.

Fulco Brings Together People, Platform, and Process

FFI provides the best of all three Ps. We have experienced, designated teams to troubleshoot any problems, up-to-date processing platforms, and a fantastic warehouse location allowing for unparalleled access to shipping anywhere in the U.S. and the world. While we work on perfecting the 3Ps, you can focus on growing your business.

If you’re having issues with your fulfillment process, we want to help you! Give us a call at 973.361.1700 or fill out our contact form.

How We Handle Product Version Control

Product version control and expiration tracking are paramount details for meeting unique business requirements. Luckily for our clients in the healthcare industry, Fulco Fulfillment Inc (FFI) has software with sophisticated capabilities that supports tracking expiration dates on regulated products.

Organizing inventory according to expiration date is not only extremely important for healthcare companies, but for financial and manufacturing customers too. Product version control is the process we use to identify and track major or relatively minor revisions and version changes made to any kind of product. Using settings defined by our customers’ business parameters, we make it easy to aggregate goods based on their lot, expiration date, or version.  

Product Version Control Relies on First In, First Out

Every version of a product is assigned a sequential number. The FFI order management system (OMS) automatically funnels through these numbers from the top down, until it finds the current version, otherwise known as FIFO (first in/first out). Inventory rotation can be set as FIFO or FEFO (first expiring/first out) which captures serial numbers. Another feature our system offers is the ability to turn versions on or off.

Think about your everyday visit to the store, and you’ll see the FIFO method in practice. When an employee restocks products, they put the newest inventory items on the back of the shelf and the oldest inventory in the front. That makes it more likely that all the stock will be sold before the product expires.

FFI uses the FIFO model for physical inventory flow in order to rotate incoming inventory. Stockers place newer items at the back of the shelf and move the older ones to the front. When a customer places an order, the picker will pick the older stock from the front of the shelf, so inventory moves out in roughly the same order in which the warehouse received it.

When the order for the product is fulfilled, the correct product version is picked, packed, and shipped. For example, the OMS sees your product as a bottle of vitamins, but the warehouse management system (WMS) sees it as two separate products, or two separate versions. Each of these versions have a distinct SKU (stock keeping unit). When an order is placed for the bottle of vitamins, the OMS will automatically select its current version. Picking and packing will be performed with confidence knowing that the most current bottle of vitamins is shipped to the consumer.

Since successful inventory management comes from traceability, we keep careful inventory of how many units of each SKU remain in our distribution center. If the expiration date passes, you will receive an alert from FFI’s OMS. You can then decide what to do with the spoiled inventory in our warehouse. Customers can choose to return the product, destroy the product, or do something completely different. Ultimately we want to see our customers succeed with up to date and accurate product version control.

Trust FFI with Your Product Version Control

We understand how important it is to keep your stock of products up to date so consumers aren’t receiving expired or old products, and you’re meeting your regulation requirements. You can trust our sophisticated software and your dedicated Customer Service Representative team to faithfully serve your account. Your team is composed of professionals who understand your business and can address urgent needs immediately. Contact FFI to learn how we can make product version control a breeze. 

How Your Product is Packed in Shipping Containers Could Save You Money

When it comes to e-commerce fulfillment, there are different ways to load and pack shipping containers with your product. Shippers are either utilizing palletized or floor loaded shipments. The shipment can either be full truck load (FTL), or less than a full truck load (LTL). Using our top-of-the-line work force, Fulco Fulfillment Inc (FFI) can handle either method efficiently, and probably save you some money. Here’s some information on what the difference is between floor loaded vs. palletized shipping, and why you should know which your product is currently using.

Palletized Shipping Containers


Palletizing Shipping Containers

Palletizing your products means to simply stack and ship your products on wooden pallets. With pallets you will find there is more ease of movement and is a safer way of transmitting items from one place to the next, but it can be quite expensive as well.

Your decision to palletize will depend on factors such as fragility of your cargo, the destination of your cargo, and the mode of transit by which your cargo is being shipped. The pallet provides a stable and load-bearing bottom for each unit, which can then easily be moved and loaded with a pallet jack, forklift, or other handling equipment. Once the products are stacked together, they are held up using straps or plastic wrapping. After this, it is ready for shipping.

Pros and Cons of Palletizing Shipping Containers

  • Pro: pallets are great for shipping products both nationally and internationally.
  • Pro: pallets can protect more delicate cargo. Using pallets allows the shipper to turn a bundle of smaller sized boxes into a stronger single unit that will be able to provide more support.
  • Pro: pallets are faster and easier to load and unload because you can use machinery to move them.
  • Pro: pallets can protect cargo from water damage. The pallets protect the shipment en route by keeping product off the floor with its elevated surface, creating a barrier for the products inside from soaking in the event of a leak from an overseas voyage.
  • Pro: palletization can work for both LTL and FTL freight.
  • Con: palletizing can come with significant cost implications since the pallet itself increases the weight of overseas shipping containers.
  • Con: you can fit less product in each shipping container because the pallet takes up extra space.

Floor-Loaded Shipping Containers


Floor Loading Shipping Containers

In contrast, floor loaded containers are when the contents are loaded onto the floor of the container directly. This can also be known as floor stacking and it allows you to fill the entire container from the floor to the ceiling with the contents.

With floor loading, you will be able to load larger items at a significantly lower cost. Typically this would be more time consuming because manual loading and unloading is required, but with Fulco Fulfillment’s experienced team, this issue is absolutely minimal.

Pros and Cons of Floor Loading Shipping Containers

  • Pro: floor loading your products significantly decreases freight costs because the entire container is being used to ship the products in question.
  • Pro: you save money by not paying for pallet. You will also be less likely to need more containers when shipping out your product.
  • Pro: you reduce the carbon footprint of shipping your products because each container is packed as efficiently as possible.
  • Con: more delicate products can be damaged. Floor loading your products is not the most suitable option for every product that you may be offering. With floor loading comes an increase in the likelihood that the products could get damaged during transit. Because of this, floor loading is typically done with heavier and bulkier items such as construction equipment, furniture, etc.
  • Pro: palletization can work for both LTL and FTL freight.
  • Con: there are additional labor costs associated with loading and unloading a freight shipment off of the container. It also takes extra time to load and unload the shipment in question.
  • Pro: however, experienced warehouses like FFI are efficient floor loaders. We keep these additional costs to a minimum with our top-of-the-line work force who have years of expertise handling floor loaded shipments.

FFI Can Help You Optimize How Your Shipping Containers are Packed

The most important thing to remember when choosing between the two options is to do an in depth cost-benefit analysis to see what works best for your business. With FFI as your e-commerce fulfillment partner, we can help you determine whether palletization or floor loading is the best option for getting your products quickly and safely to your customers. To get started, fill out our contact form or give us a call at 973.361.1700.

Fulco Fulfillment Inc. (FFI) Hires Erik Mathiesen as Technical Support Specialist

Dover, NJ – January 1, 2022 – Fulco Fulfillment Inc. (FFI) is pleased to announce and welcome Erik Mathiesen as a new technical support specialist on FFI’s customer success team. Mathiesen started in October 2021 and has already made positive contributions to elevate our clients’ experience and level of service. His all-around good nature, dedication and willingness to jump in and help wherever needed are key strengths he brings to our team. Erik says for himself that he’s enthusiastic to assist in bringing FFI to new heights. 

Tony Rossi, President of Fulco Fulfillment Inc. said, “Erik will bring fresh ideas to our organization and his hands-on approach to technology is a valuable talent here at FFI.” 

Erik Mathiesen is responsible for providing ongoing support for FFI’s Order Management System’s users. He supports clients with their day-to-day inventory and order requests in a thorough and timely manner. His specialties include basic troubleshooting and network support, monitoring and configuring workstation updates, backups, and anti-virus solutions. This role allows him to not only assist in-house FFI staff with their daily technology needs, but to also recommend potential technology improvements.

Mathiesen came from NYC’s fast paced hospitality industry, experienced in client relations at the city’s first luxury assisted living community center. Erik graduated from Syracuse University School of Information Studies with a degree in Information Management and Technology. 

More information about Erik Mathiesen is available on the company’s About Us page

About Fulco Fulfillment Inc (FFI)

FFI in Dover, NJ has been providing warehousing and fulfillment services since 2001. We pride ourselves on having dependable service and an experienced staff.

FFI is a well-established third-party logistics (3PL) company that offers a full range of services including inventory management, warehousing and distribution operations, and extensive value-added services such as re-packaging, kitting, polybagging, labeling, and hand assembly. We service a wide range of industries including educational materials, consumer products, electronic products, nutraceuticals, health care products, and more. We own our warehouse facilities as well. Our IT Department works directly with Veracore’s order management system (OMS) to enable our e-commerce customers’ automated communication between connected systems using APIs, to ensure seamless delivery of products to their end users.

Get Ahead of The Curve Utilizing Eco-friendly Packaging With Fulco Fulfillment

Eco-friendly packaging, otherwise known as sustainable packaging, can best be defined as packaging that is sourced, created, and implemented to deliver minimal environmental impact.

In the recent past, companies that took the eco-friendly or green initiative were few. It was viewed as an alternative route to running your business while being mindful of the planet. While this was once perceived as a niche business practice, we are seeing this become the standard so that business’s environmental footprints can be lessened. Organizations are making this the new normal now more than ever, and Fulco Fulfillment Inc. is here to assist.

Using eco-friendly packaging and green packaging supplies is an ideal way to reduce the pollution and waste that eventually makes its way to landfills and oceans. Most, if not all, companies are looking to go green with their packaging today. Eco-friendly packaging in e-commerce especially can benefit the environment and economy.

Consumers are increasingly frustrated with receiving over-packaged products. By using right-size packaging for your e-commerce business, your company will display how much it cares about reducing waste. E-commerce fulfillment clients that are looking to hop on the sustainable bandwagon can source directly from FFI.

Fulco Fulfillment Sustainable Packaging Options Include:

  • Biodegradable, zero-waste peanuts made of organic starch: they decompose in water and leave no toxic waste.
  • Sustainable packing label envelopes made of 100% recycled polyethylene
  • FFI offers ProLite Shippers and Duralit envelopes made of 35% recycled materials that are recyclable, waterproof, tear, and puncture resistant.
  • Corrugated bubble wrap and recycled cardboard squares: a wrap made from up-cycled corrugated cardboard. Rather than disposing of cardboard, recycling it into corrugated bubble wrap gives it a chance at an additional life as a cushioning material.
  • Air Pillows made of recycled materials: inflatable air pillows are used to fill voids while packaging. They can also be packed in boxes to secure loose items. This packaging consists primarily of air since they are small, inflated bags. They can be reused or recycled.
  • Kraft Natural Reinforced Packing Tape

What is eco-friendly packaging?

As mentioned earlier, eco-friendly packaging is a green method of packaging that doesn’t deplete natural resources we have become so dependent on. The packaging is considered beneficial, healthy, and safe for both communities and individuals throughout the entirety of its lifecycle. It can be recyclable, compostable, reusable, made of biobased materials, or renewably sourced materials.

Eco-friendly packaging advantages:

Reduces your company’s carbon footprint.

Since sustainable packaging is better for the environment, it will reduce your company’s consumption of resources.

Improves your brand image

Using eco-friendly packaging shows that you care about the environment, creates a good impression, and depicts you as a responsible company.

Lighter packages reduce transport costs

Get ahead of the competition by reducing package material and preventing excessive waste. When this is implemented properly, you will notice storage being used more efficiently. With the extra space, you will be first and foremost lowering storage costs, and can increase the amount of products you want to store without going over budget or wasting space.

The marketing appeal of eco-friendly packaging

Customers are interested in switching their consumption habits so that they can lower their impact on the environment. Therefore, making the switch to sustainable packaging can help influence your customers when they decide which businesses to patronize.

Fulco Fulfillment is your Eco-friendly Packaging Partner

Eco-friendly packaging is a gateway to elevating your e-commerce business to the next level, and will start you on the sustainable path. By using eco-friendly packaging, you will be joining the cause in protecting our lands and oceans from accumulating single-use packaging. When you make the change to eco-friendly packaging, you will be using less material for your products. The lack of material will help you save money on storage costs, shipping costs, and packaging costs. It’s a savings trifecta that we recommend every business should choose.

If you decide to work with a professional fulfillment provider like Fulco Fulfillment Inc., we can assist with your switch to eco-friendly packaging at your business. While you focus on your e-commerce business, we will focus on making sure you are up to speed in this more sustainable world. To learn more about eco-friendly packaging, fill out our contact form or give us a call at 973-361-1700.

Unique Packaging & Custom Fulfillment

The customer experience for your product starts when they first see it on your website, and needs to continue through checkout and shipping. That’s where we come in: at Fulco Fulfillment Inc., we can provide unique and cost-effective packaging and fulfillment solutions for your product.

box sizeBox size

Every product has unique properties. We are not saying that your product needs to fit as perfectly as an iPhone in its custom and highly customized packaging, but we make sure a wide array of box sizes are stocked in order to prevent floating items in your outgoing shipments.

Box shapeBox shape

Have a uniquely shaped product? We can supply specialty box sizes to ensure your product arrives to your customer the way you envision. Additionally, you can consider our sustainable packaging options. Using eco-friendly packaging can reduce your company’s carbon footprint and your shipping costs by using lighter materials. Learn more about the benefits of eco-friendly packaging here.

box colorBox color 

Typically, brown is what many associate with a shipping box. But we can work with you to stand out. Want your logo on every side, or the box to be a different color? You could make a colorful box a recognizable aspect of your brand for your customers.

box tapeBox tape

Want to use stock brown boxes but still splash your logo? A cost-effective way to accomplish this is by using custom tape. We print and stock the rolls of tape so you can be sure all of your shipments display your logo and branding.

box fillerBox filler 

What do you want your customer to see when they open your shipment? We have a wide variety of box filler for you to choose from, including custom folded paper, air pillows, and newspaper. Let’s come up with a solution that impresses your customers.

Box content

Custom inserts are a great way to cross market and encourage future orders. We can work with you to identify what kind of custom inserts your customers should receive in their order.

No Box 

If you’d rather not use a box, we can supply custom bags as well. We enjoy thinking up creative solutions to your product’s needs. 

Fulco Fulfillment Can Help You Create Unique Packaging for Your Brand

Your packaging is an important part of your brand. After placing an order, your customer’s impression of you as a business can be affected by the appearance of your packaging. Fulco Fulfillment Inc. can help you make a positive impact on your customers through unique packaging solutions, and encourage them to place more orders in the future.

To learn more about unique packaging and custom fulfillment, fill out our contact form or give us a call at 973.361.1700.

Remote Fulfillment is a Reality with Fulco Fulfillment Inc.

As many companies permanently shift their employees to a work-from-home model, there is a growing and persistent demand for fulfillment that is reliable and also fully remote. With new tools, running a successful business remotely is possible thanks to the advances in cloud-based technology.

But possible is not the same as easy! Businesses that are using older technologies and rely on on-site equipment have been struggling to keep up. Fortunately, with help from Fulco Fulfillment Inc (FFI), you can have full view and control of your order inventory and fulfillment process—all from the comfort of your home office.

Is remote fulfillment reliable?

Handling fulfillment from any location can prove to be a daunting task: you will need to assist new clients, handle financial transactions, or look up the status of an order. It’s important to have the proper tools to access all of this information anywhere and anytime, whether through your own resources or the resources of a trustworthy third-party logistics provider (3PL) like FFI.

At FFI, our employees are on-site to ensure our remote fulfillment customers’ orders get picked, packed, and accurately shipped on time. Our enhanced functionality means our customers can access their order information anytime, anywhere, by logging into FFI’s order management system (OMS).

The Key Tools to Remote Fulfillment

Our OMS Provides Reliable 24-Hour Uptime for Client Order Processing

Our streamlined system means that you can focus on running your business rather than worrying about the reliability of your fulfillment warehouse. With our platform’s access to inventory, user data, and activity, your fulfillment will run smoothly in real time. You never have to worry if your orders will be processed because we meet and maintain your fulfillment expectations.

Our OMS Gives You Access to Critical Information and Important Routine Tasks:

  • Inventory history
  • Product quantities and usage
  • Package tracking links
  • Understock notifications
  • Order and shipping confirmations
  • Place online orders
  • Choose expedited shipping
  • Run data reports
  • Estimate average monthly usage

Real-time visibility is crucial in our industry. FFI’s client portal gives you access to your data at any time of day.

Remote Fulfillment Offers Great Flexibility

There are so many advantages to working remotely and now, thanks to FFI, you can add dependable, superior fulfillment of your orders to that list. Trust your business to an NJ 3PL with state-of-the-art technology, a dedicated staff, and a fulfillment process that has been finely tuned through years of experience. Contact FFI and see how we can help you begin the process of successful remote fulfillment.

Grow Your Health and Beauty Business with e-Commerce Fulfillment

Long before the days of the internet, it was tradition for many to go to retail beauty counters when they needed to refill or refresh their stash of beauty products. Individual experts would come to your aid to determine what products are best for you based on a variety of factors given to them. It has become increasingly obvious that e-commerce health and beauty services are on the rise, and customers are saying goodbye to brick and mortar retail stores. Hence, an increased need for third party logistics (3PL) fulfillment. Fulco Fulfillment, Inc. located in Dover, NJ is here to help your newly revamped health and beauty business grow.

Are you ready to grow your health and beauty business?

In the beginning, it may appear feasible to do your own fulfillment services. Your business probably sold products only on one platform, and shipping was possible to do from your living room. However, as you grow, so will your reach, and the audience of people who discover your product won’t be local anymore. If you begin to notice a trend of people ordering in far off locations, then it is important to take that into consideration for your fulfillment growth strategy.

If your successful e-commerce health and beauty company is growing, it may be time to upgrade your fulfillment process. With current demand and trends pushing e-commerce ever forward, it is entirely possible to grow your company at a larger scale through partnering with a fulfillment expert.

Grow your health and beauty business by focusing on marketing and sales, and let FFI manage your inventory, pick, pack, and ship your product.

If there is an increase in orders, it’s time to upgrade fulfillment.

Customer satisfaction, shipping quickly, and staying within budget are the most important factors to consider when taking this leap. If order volume is increasing, it’s probably time to outsource fulfillment to a 3PL.

You will be relieved to know your customers can place an order, and choose their method of shipment through your favorite e-commerce shopping cart. FFI’s order management system integrates seamlessly with many shopping carts: Magento, WooCommerce, and Shopify — just to name a few. You will have 24/7 private web access to your inventory. You can use the web portal to establish access rights for users, set product or budget allocations, manage inventory, and generate reports that allow you to analyze ordering data. Working with FFI frees you up to build your business by marketing, selling, and handling your accounting needs. Partnering with a 3PL like Fulco makes sense since we’re able to offer our clients discounted shipping supplies and freight.

Growing isn’t easy, but FFI is here to help.

To begin, we provide your e-commerce company a transfer plan. It specifically details every step you need to take to get your inventory to Fulco Fulfillment in order to get up and running quickly. We assign a dedicated Customer Service Representative team to your account. Your team are professionals who understand your business and can address urgent needs immediately. Our managers are kept posted on your account and individual needs on a daily basis.

It’s time to upgrade your health and beauty e-commerce business.

It is clear that the newest and coolest health and beauty companies are choosing to take a different type of route in order to build their businesses. Turning into a direct-to-consumer (D2C) through the power of e-commerce is the direction in which the industry is moving.

Simply put, a business that is trying to break into the e-commerce space and thrive will be unable to perform all the tasks listed above successfully—unless they choose to partner with a 3PL like Fulco Fulfillment, Inc. Our established team has over 50 years of combined fulfillment experience. We will be able to guide you through the upscaling process and allow your company to keep up with the growing trends in the health and beauty industry. Contact FFI to help your e-commerce business continue growing.

US Postal Service Files Notice for Postage Rate Increases – August 2021

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) is requesting price changes to take effect August 29, 2021. The percent increase is quite substantial — so you should budget accordingly. As fulfillment experts, we suggest you complete any promotional campaigns you can do prior to the rate increase, whether it’s direct mail or packages. It would certainly save your business money going into the fall advertising season.

Why are postage rate increases happening now?

The USPS is implementing a 10 year plan called Delivery for America to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 capped price increases for mailing services at the Consumer Price Index. In November 2020, the existing rate-setting system was deemed inadequate by the postal rate commission. The new ruling provides the USPS more rate authority when establishing prices for mailing services, providing the ability to adjust prices based on declining mail volumes and growing logistics costs. With full implementation, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan is designed to reverse a projected $160 billion in operating losses over the next 10 years.

In 2020, The Postal Service delivered approximately 129.2 billion pieces of mail and packages to customers located in every state and territory, county, city, town, and rural area in the nation.

The proposed mailing services price changes include:

Mailing Services Price Changes
Product Current Proposed
Stamps $0.55 $0.58
Flats Single Piece $1.00 $1.16
Package Services Price Changes
Product Current Proposed
Media Mail $3.71 $4.11
BPM Parcels and Flats $0.96 $1.03

Trust Fulco Fulfillment for all of your shipping and postage questions

Fulco Fulfillment advises clients on the most efficient ways to minimize shipping costs through smart packaging and streamlined order fulfillment operations. We know that shipping is one of the biggest costs in your budget, so we work closely with you to determine the most cost-effective shipping methods and rates. We are here to help you alleviate the impacts of the impending rate increases from the USPS as best as possible. Call us at 973-361-1700 or fill out or contact form — we’d love to answer your fulfillment questions.