As reported by Post & Parcel:
The US Postal Service (USPS) has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the end of the holiday mailing season.
The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail Express International and Priority Mail International.
The new prices, if approved, represent a 3.9% price increase in Priority Mail and an average of 3.3% in Priority Mail Retail prices.
The Priority Mail Flat Rate Box and Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope prices for these products are:
Small flat-rate box $6.80 $7.15
Medium flat-rate box 13.45 13.60
Large flat-rate box 18.75 18.85
Large APO/FPO flat-rate box 16.75 17.35
Regular flat-rate envelope 6.45 6.65
Legal flat-rate envelope 6.45 6.95
Padded flat-rate envelope 6.80 7.20
The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to take effect on 22 January.
The complete Postal Service price filing with the new prices for all Shipping Services products can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section: http://www.prc.gov/dockets/daily.
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