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New Postage Rates Take Effect Jan. 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Mailing Services products to take effect next year, following the end of the holiday mailing season. The new prices, if approved, include a two cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, returning the price to 49 cents, the price of a Forever stamp before the Postal Service was forced to reduce prices by the PRC as part of the exigent surcharge removal.

The last time stamp prices increased was in January 2014. Today’s price change filing does not include any price change for Postcards, for letters being mailed to international destinations or for additional ounces for letters.

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.

Price Increases

Single-Piece Additional Ounce Rate (Letters/Flats)     0.21
Nonmachinable Surcharge (Letters Only)       0.21
Single-Piece Additional Ounce Rate after 4 oz (Parcels)     0.18
             
             
EDDM - Retail (USPS Marketing Mail Saturation Flats accepted at Retail) 0.177

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

 

Current

New

Small flat-rate box

$6.80

$7.15

Medium flat-rate box

13.45

13.60

Large flat-rate box

18.75

18.85

Large APO/FPO flat-rate box

16.75

17.35

Regular flat-rate envelope

6.45

6.65

Legal flat-rate envelope

6.45

6.95

Padded flat-rate envelope

6.80

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: http://www.prc.gov/dockets/daily

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

 

See the entire notice at http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_086.htm

 


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