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Shipping prices update

USPS aims to capitalize on package growth

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In a notice filed Jan. 26 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), USPS seeks to keep Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services at their current prices.

This is part of the Postal Service’s ongoing strategy to capitalize on strong package growth. Also, unlike other shippers, USPS is not implementing new dimensional weight charges.

During the most recent fiscal year, Shipping and Package Services volume grew by 300 million pieces, an 8.1 percent increase from one year earlier.

Under the Jan. 26 pricing proposal, Priority Mail International prices will increase 6.8 percent, pricing to Canada will be zoned, and Priority Mail Express International prices will increase 6.7 percent with flat-rate pricing available.

A list of proposed prices is available on the PRC’s website.

USPS proposes the prices become effective April 26. Before this happens, the PRC will review them to determine if they’re consistent with applicable law.

Mailing Services prices are also slated to change April 26.

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