USPS rate changes went into effect in January which increased our cost of shipping packages. Priority Mail rates are up an average of about 6%. The average cost for a First Class package has jumped about 12%.
The other major carriers, UPS and FedEx, have also increased rates. These increased costs affect us since we pay the shipping cost for most of the items we receive from our distributors.
In response to these increases in shipping charges, we are raising our standard shipping and handling charge for US orders by a modest amount – from $8.95 to $9.50 – about a 6% increase. Orders of $48 or greater are still shipped to US addresses for free.
We have tried to keep the increases as small as possible while still allowing us to provide the quality service that you have come to expect from JonRocket.com.