USPS: Shipping Services price adjustments announced

The Postal Service has announced Shipping Services price changes for next year. If reviewed favorably by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the changes would take effect Jan. 9. Here’s a list of current and planned prices: • Priority Mail small flat-rate box: $8.45 (current), $9.45 (planned) • Priority Mail medium flat-rate box: $15.50 (current), $16.10…

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First-Class Package Service standards implementation date to be announced after holidays

October 20, 2021 In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the delta variant’s effect on customers, the Postal Service will announce the implementation date for the revised First-Class Package Service standards after the holiday shipping season. The new service standards, announced in June, are designed to improve use of surface transportation, while decreasing reliance on…

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USPS Begins FY First Quarter with Improved First-Class Mail Service Under New Service Standards

New service standards for First-Class Mail and Periodicals went into effect October 1 to improve service reliability as part of the agency’s 10-year Delivering for America plan Holiday peak season preparations continue across the USPS network with the installation of high-speed package processing equipment; 80 of 112 planned machines installed to date WASHINGTON, DC —…

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USPS OIG Report: Nationwide Service Performance

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s service performance for all mail classes over an 18-month period and determine the most common failure points in the mail flow process. Mail is divided into different categories called “classes,” each having different features, service levels, and postage rates. The Postal Service has service standards…

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PMG touts recent service improvements in video message

September 22, 2021 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanks USPS employees for the organization’s recent service performance improvements. In August, the Postal Service delivered 94.1 percent of Marketing Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard — the highest level of service performance ever recorded for that mail category….

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USPS to implement new service standards Oct. 1

September 17, 2021 The Postal Service will implement new service standards for First-Class Mail and Periodicals on Oct. 1. The new standards will increase delivery reliability, consistency and efficiency for customers across the USPS network. Most First-Class Mail (61 percent) and Periodicals (93 percent) will be unaffected by the changes. Standards for single-piece First-Class Mail…

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USPS seeks brief increase in package product prices for holidays

USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of plans to temporarily increase some package product prices for the peak holiday season. If approved by the commission, the increases will affect Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select, USPS Retail Ground and Parcel Return Service. International products won’t be affected. The temporary price…

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PMG DeJoy’s Remarks During Aug. 6  Postal Service Board of Governors meeting

August 6, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The below remarks are as prepared for delivery by Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy during the open session meeting of the Postal Service Board of Governors on Aug. 6, 2021. “Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Bloom. Let me add my welcome to all here on-line. I join Governor…

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