Last week’s announcement from the United States Postal Service (USPS) came as no surprise to those of us who work in the mail industry. Prices are going up for everything, and since the USPS relies solely on the sale of postage, products, and services to cover operating expenses, an increase was expected. On April 6,
Another year, another round of changes to postage rates from the United States Postal Service. Last November, the USPS received approval from the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC) to move forward with price changes for 2017, which will take effect on Sunday, January 22. The updated pricing affects mail, including First-Class and Standard Mail rates, as
Good news for mailers isn’t great for everyone. The US Postal Service announced last month that mailers can expect a postage decrease for the first time in nearly 97 years. The rate reduction, which should take effect on April 10, is the result of limits placed on an exigent surcharge that the USPS implemented
A postage rate increase on First Class Mail, international mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals and package services will officially take effect on May 31, 2015. The increase was originally planned for April 26, but was delayed after the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC) remanded proposed rates for Standard Mail, periodicals and package services back to the USPS.
UPDATE (3/24/15): Postage rates for Standard Mail, periodicals and package services remain uncertain after the Postal Regulatory Commission returned a second proposal from the Postal Service last Wednesday. Per Order No. 2378, the USPS resubmitted their proposal for approval by the PRC on March 12. For the second time in the case, the PRC remanded
A postage rate increase is on the horizon for mailers. In October 2014, the United States Postal Service announced that it would postpone its usual January rate increase amidst uncertainty about the permanence of an exigent surcharge issued in January 2014. In mid-January, however, the USPS filed a proposal to raise postage rates for 2015.