U.S. Postal Service to temporarily increase prices for holiday season

August 18, 2022
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Keep your business shipments moving and on time this year! The USPS is planning a temporary price adjustment for key package products for the 2022 peak holiday season. This temporary rate adjustment is similar to ones in past years that help cover extra handling costs to ensure a successful peak season. If approved, the temporary rates will go into effect on Oct. 2 and run until Jan. 22, 2023.

The planned price changes include:

Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express:

Commercial:

  • $0.75 increase for PM and PME Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
  • $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.80 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.75 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-25 lbs.
  • $2.80 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-25 lbs.
  • $3.00 increase for Zones 1-4, 26-70 lbs.
  • $6.50 increase for Zones 5-9, 26-70 lbs.

Retail:

  • $0.95 increase for PM and PME Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
  • $0.30 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
  • $1.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.95 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-25 lbs.
  • $3.20 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-25 lbs.
  • $3.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 26-70 lbs.
  • $6.45 increase for Zones 5-9, 26-70 lbs.

First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground, and USPS Retail Ground:

Commercial:

  • $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.40 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.75 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-25 lbs.
  • $1.60 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-25 lbs.
  • $3.00 increase for Zones 1-4, 26-70 lbs.
  • $5.50 increase for Zones 5-9, 26-70 lbs.

Retail:

  • $0.30 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.60 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.95 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-25 lbs.
  • $2.70 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-25 lbs.
  • $3.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 26-70 lbs.
  • $5.85 increase for Zones 5-9, 26-70 lbs.

 

  • Parcel Select Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) planned to increase 25 cents
  • Parcel Select DSCF planned to increase 75 cents
  • Parcel Select DNDC planned to increase 75 cents

 

The Post Office said the temporary price increase will keep the agency competitive with other shippers — many of which also typically add surcharges during peak seasons — and help cover the extra costs that are anticipated during the peak holiday season.

As we get more updates on the USPS rates for this peak season 2022, we will be sure to update those who will be affected the most, our valued customers. Be sure to visit and bookmark our Postage Rate Hub for more information. You can also subscribe to our newsletter for all the breaking news and insights on the new rates.

Source: Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website

 

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