USPS Files Competitive Price Change

10/16/2015

The USPS has filed a competitive price change with the PRC.

This notice provides the Governors’ Decision establishing the changes, including a statement of explanation and justification, which orders the changes into effect on January 17, 2016.

A few highlights:

  • On average, Priority Mail Express will see a price change that represents a 15.6 percent increase.
  • On average, Priority Mail prices will be increased by 9.8 percent.
  • On average, prices for non-Lightweight Parcel Select, the Postal Service’s bulk ground shipping product, will increase 3.1 percent.
  • Parcel Return Service prices will have an overall price increase of 5.0 percent.

Among other changes is the elimination of Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Boxes due to insufficient volume and the renaming of Standard Post to Retail Ground.