US Postal Service proposes temporary rate hikes for peak holiday season

The postal service announced it filed notice Wednesday with the Postal Regulatory Commission regarding a temporary price adjustment for key package products for the 2022 peak holiday season.

USPS said it has enacted similar temporary rate adjustments in past years to help cover extra handling costs.

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 pounds
  • $0.80 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 pounds
  • $0.75 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-25 pounds
  • $2.80 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-25 pounds
  • $3.00 increase for Zones 1-4, 26-70 pounds
  • $6.50 increase for Zones 5-9, 26-70 pounds

Retail

  • $0.95 increase for PM and PME flat-rate boxes and envelopes
  • $0.30 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 pounds
  • $1.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 pounds
  • $0.95 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-25 pounds
  • $3.20 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-25 pounds
  • $3.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 26-70 pounds
  • $6.45 increase for Zones 5-9, 26-70 pounds

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

Commercial

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

Retail

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

The following changes would also take effect.

  • Parcel Select Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) products would start at $3.50, representing a 25-cent increase
  • Parcel Select DSCF products would start at $3.77, representing a 75-cent increase
  • Parcel Select DNDC products would start at $4.84, representing a 75-cent increase
  • USPS Connect Local would not change and start at $3.95
  • Parcel Select Lightweight (DDU) would not change and start at $2.32
  • Parcel Select Lightweight (DSCF and DNDC) would not change and start at $2.72
  • Parcel Return Service would not change and start at $3.37


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