USPS files notice for proposed price changes
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has today (16 October) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of proposed price changes for its Shipping Services products. If approved, the price changes will take effect in January 2016, following the conclusion of the holiday season.
The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Mail or any other Postal Service Mailing product such as the Forever stamp.
The average Shipping Services price change is 9.5% which, said USPS, results in an average shipping price of less than $5.50 per shipment across all shipping products.
The new prices, if approved, represent the first price increase in more than three years for commercial Priority Mail. The average price increase for Priority Mail is 9.8%; when calculated over the three-year period since the last increase, the overall Priority Mail price change averages less than 3.3% a year.
The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to become effective on 17 January. The complete Postal Service price filing with the new prices for all Shipping Services products can be found on the PRC website under the Daily Listings section: http://www.prc.gov/dockets/daily.