Effective immediately, eFulfillment Service will no longer be offering Parcel Post delivery from the U.S. Postal Service.
EFS clients will instead have the option to ship packages via FedEx SmartPost, a cost-effective ground delivery method that is similar to, yet less expensive than, Parcel Post.
SmartPost averages 2-7 day transit time within the contiguous U.S. Also, with SmartPost, there are no residential delivery surcharges, no Saturday delivery surcharges, and no dimensional weight charges if your package measures less than 84 inches in length + girth (girth is the equivalent of 2x the width plus 2x the height of your package).
FedEx has raised their SmartPost rates for 2015. Currently, however, EFS is still offering discounted 2014 rates, which you can see here:
When clicking the link above, you can see that SmartPost rates do not currently go above 9 lbs. We will soon be increasing the the allowable weight to 70 lbs. For now, any orders over 9 lbs. that are submitted as SmartPost will be automatically upgraded to our Ground program.
As a result of the FedEx 2015 rate increase, we will soon be forced to update our SmartPost rates, and we will notify clients at that time. Please note that SmartPost rates will continue to be less expensive than Parcel Post rates, even after the change.
To submit orders as SmartPost, please using the following ship code:
Effective immediately, all orders submitted as Parcel Post will automatically be changed to SmartPost.
Please contact your account manager with any questions. Thank you.