Major mail customers in the United States have called for regulators to reject a USPS bid to raise postage rates by three times inflation.
UPS and DHL Express have announced price increases for package services planned for the New Year.
The US postal regulator has given approval for an inflation-based price increase for postage in the United States from January 2014.
The US Postal Service has recorded its first revenue growth since 2008, despite the continuing decline of its mail volumes.
The US Postal Service is to raise its prices for competitive package and express services by an average of 2.4% in January.
The US Postal Service will provide Sunday deliveries for packages from the Internet retail giant Amazon, it was announced yesterday.
Engineering giant Northrop Grumman is facing a lawsuit from a whistleblower claiming it defrauded the US Postal Service over a sorting machine contract worth up to $874m.
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