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Postal Service Increases Shipping Prices for 2017

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The U.S. Postal Service has filed notice with the U.S. Postal Service (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.

According to their press release, the new prices, if approved, represent a “modest price increase” in Priority Mail by 3.9 percent and an average of 3.3 percent in Priority Mail Retail prices. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

The Priority Mail Flat Rate Box and Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope prices for these products are:

Small flat-rate box
Current  $6.80
New $7.15
Medium flat-rate box
Current  13.45
New  13.60
Large flat-rate box
Current  18.75
New  18.85
Large APO/FPO flat-rate box
Current  16.75
New  17.35
Regular flat-rate envelope
Current  6.45
New  6.65
Legal flat-rate envelope
Current  6.45
New  6.95
Padded flat-rate envelope
Current  6.80
New  7.20

The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to take effect Jan. 22, 2017. 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.



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