The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the 2017 price changes in USPS shipping services. The U.S. Postal Service will increase prices on its domestic shipping rates by an average of 3.9 percent. The changes will affect shipping rates for USPS Priority Mail®, USPS First Class Package®, USPS Priority Flat Rate, and USPS Priority Regional Rate, and others USPS shipping services.
Domestic Shipping Services Price Changes
Priority Mail Express® - increase on average by 3.4%;
Priority Mail® - increase on average by 3.9%;
First Class Mail® - increase from 0.47¢ to 0.49¢;
First Class Package® - increase on average by 4.1%;
Parcel Select Ground® - increase on average by 2.7%;
Library Mail and Media Mail® - increase on average by 1.135%.
However, the International Mail Services such as USPS First Class Package International®, USPS Priority Mail International®, and USPS Priority Mail Express International®, will stay at the same price, making the U.S. Postal Service to be the preferred option of millions of customers to ship internationally. VIPparcel users will continue to benefit from up to 20 percent off on USPS international postage rates.
The new prices will take effect on January 22, 2017. For VIPparcel users, the new USPS rates will be automatically adjusted, remaining the discounts for USPS shipping rates.
Posted on November 22, 2016