New prices will take effect Jan. 21 – USPS announced the changes last fall

January 17, 2024 The Postal Service price changes announced last fall will take effect Sunday, Jan. 21. Under the changes, prices will rise approximately 2 percent for mailing services, 5.7 percent for Priority Mail, 5.9 percent for Priority Mail Express and 5.4 percent for USPS Ground Advantage. The price adjustments are needed to provide the…

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U.S. Postal Service Proposes New Prices for 2024

October 6, 2023 USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of mailing services price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2024. The proposed adjustments, approved by the governors of the Postal Service, would raise mailing services product prices approximately 2 percent. The proposed changes include: • Letters (1 ounce): 66 cents (current), 68 cents (planned) • Letters (metered…

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USPS BOG Unanimously Approves Adjusted FY 2024 Budget for Postal Regulatory Commission

September 11, 2023 WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service Board of Governors today announced its unanimous approval of an adjusted Fiscal Year 2024 budget for the Postal Regulatory Commission. The approved budget of $21.124 million, when combined with the PRC’s other resources, results in a spending plan for FY 2024 totaling $27.202 million….

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Postal Service is soliciting comments on its Draft Flats Plan

August 16, 2023 Notice of Availability of Draft Plan for Flat-Shaped Mail Section 206 of the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA), Public Law 117–108, 206, 136 stat. 1127 (2022), required the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission), in consultation with the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service, to conduct a Flats Operations Study…

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USPS OIG Report: Flats Cost Coverage

Background Flat-shaped mail, or “Flats”, refers to large envelopes, magazines, and other flexible, rectangular mail that meet certain criteria. The Postal Service processes Flats using automated mail processing equipment and manually, as necessary. Each class of U.S. mail is legally required to cover its costs. The Postal Service has been challenged with processing Flats in…

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Postal Regulatory Commission approves Postal Service’s launch of USPS Ground Advantage on July 9

June 26, 2023 The Postal Regulatory Commission has approved the Postal Service’s plan to launch USPS Ground Advantage on July 9. USPS Ground Advantage will provide a simple, reliable, more affordable way to ship packages in 2-5 business days. Pricing for USPS Ground Advantage will reflect a decrease of 1.4 percent compared with predecessor USPS…

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USPS Ground Advantage Reduces Prices, Simplifies Shipping Solutions and Improves Service Reliability

May 10, 2023 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today established proposed published pricing for its new product offering, USPS Ground Advantage. Pending favorable review and comments from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), USPS Ground Advantage would launch on July 9. At launch, USPS Ground Advantage would provide a simple, reliable and more affordable way…

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U.S. Postal Service Files Notice with PRC for New Mailing Services Pricing

April 10, 2023 USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of mailing services price changes to take effect July 9. The proposed changes include: • Letters (1 ounce): 63 cents (current), 66 cents (planned) • Letters (metered 1 ounce): 60 cents (current), 63 cents (planned) • Domestic postcards: 48 cents (current), 51 cents (planned) •…

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