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Changes for 2017 announced

USPS has announced price changes for some shipping products.

The Postal Service has announced additional price changes to take effect next year, after the end of the holiday season.

The changes, which USPS filed Oct. 19 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), include adjustments to Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes and Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes.

The current and new prices are:

  • Small flat-rate box: $6.80 (current), $7.15 (new)
  • Medium flat-rate box: $13.45 (current), $13.60 (new)
  • Large flat-rate box: $18.75 (current), $18.85 (new)
  • Large Army/Air Post Office and Fleet Post Office flat-rate box: $16.75 (current), $17.35 (new)
  • Regular flat-rate envelope: $6.45 (current), $6.65 (new)
  • Legal flat-rate envelope: $6.45 (current), $6.95 (new)
  • Padded flat-rate envelope: $6.80 (current), $7.20 (new)

The changes, if approved, represent a price increase in Priority Mail of 3.9 percent and an average increase of 3.3 percent in retail prices.

The changes do not include price increases for First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail Express International or Priority Mail International.

The PRC will review the price changes before they are scheduled to take effect Jan. 22. The Postal Service’s complete price filing is available on the PRC’s site in the Daily Listings section.

USPS announced price changes for other products and services last week.

The USPS Newsroom site has the Oct. 19 release on the shipping price changes.

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