USPS Files 2018 Rates – Effective January 21, 2018

10/06/2017

The Postal Service has filed Market Dominant and Competitive rates. The rates will become effective January 21, 2018.

Market Dominant Summary

  • First-Class Mail – ~1.9% overall increase
  • USPS Marketing Mail – ~1.9% overall increase
  • Periodicals CPI Percent Change
    • Outside County 1.93%
    • Inside County 1.84%
  • Package Services – ~2.0% overall increase
  • Extra Services – ~2.0% overall increase

The following takes a deeper dive into each class. USPS 2018 Price Change

Competitive Rate Summary

  • The proposed prices raise prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase.  Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically and note limited to CPI.

Upcoming USPS Rate Webinar

The USPS has also announced they will host an overview webinar on October 11. Details below.

2018 Price Change Filing Webinars

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 3 p.m. (EDT)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. (EDT)

Please join Sharon Owens, VP, Pricing and Costing and Steve Monteith, VP, Marketing on Wednesday, October 11 at 3 p.m. (EDT) or Thursday October 12 at 2 p.m. (EDT) for a high-level overview of the 2018 Price Change filing. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions to the panel during this webinar. If you would like to submit your questions before the call, you can submit them to IndustryFeedback@usps.gov.

Attendance is limited, so we ask your cooperation in having multiple attendees log-in from one computer in a conference room, if possible.

Please see instructions to participate below:

Wednesday, October 11 at 3 p.m. (EDT)

Registration required. Click on the attendee direct URL below to complete registration.

ATTENDEE INFORMATION Toll-Free Attendee Dial In: 866-381-9870 Conference ID: 92630156

Attendee Direct URL: https://usps.webex.com/usps/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9e9c5c6885c3addb2408bb637d658614

If you cannot join using the direct link above, please use the alternate logins below:
Alternate URL: https://usps.webex.com
Event Number: 996 144 325

Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. (EDT)

Registration required. Click on the attendee direct URL below to complete registration.

ATTENDEE INFORMATION Toll-Free Attendee Dial In: 866-381-9870 Conference ID: 92633015

Attendee Direct URL: https://usps.webex.com/usps/onstage/g.php?MTID=e936a2b8c98a66200ab86c355dd740cb5

If you cannot join using the direct link above, please use the alternate logins below:
Alternate URL: https://usps.webex.com
Event Number: 992 069 818