Updated 10:20am PT on 5/14: Purchasing shipping labels through PayPal does not trigger the $20 credit (according to Doctor of Credit)
Updated 12:00pm PT on 5/2: Unfortunately, it looks like USPS First Class Mail is not available for packages under 1 pound (16 ounces). Only USPS Priority Mail and USPS Priority Mail Express are available on the USPS website. If you need to print USPS First Class Mail or USPS Media Mail, you can do that through the PayPal shipping center (read this post).
Good afternoon everyone, what a busy May 1 is. American Express announced today that several of their credit and charge cards will have limited time benefits to offset the travel benefits that are not being used due to the coronavirus pandemic. Doctor of Credit has a great summary of all the new card benefits, but for this post, I’m going to focus on the $20 monthly statement credit for shipping purchases (USPS, UPS and FedEx) on the American Express Business Platinum Charge Card (valid from May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020).
As luck would have it, I sold an item on Amazon earlier today and needed to print a shipping label for the package. Normally, I would print the shipping label through the Amazon Seller Central platform, but I decided to purchase the shipping label from the USPS website to show you the steps (and so I could test out the $20 monthly statement credit for shipping). The steps are exactly the same whether you are using the AMEX Business Platinum Card or any other payment method. To get started, go to the USPS website.