USPS: PRC approves temporary price increases

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS proposed last month. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12 a.m….

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Internal “PMG Briefing” Shows Alarming Delays Across the Board

House Committee on Oversight and Reform Press Release – Aug 22, 2020  Washington, D.C. (Aug. 22, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released new internal Postal Service documents warning Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about steep declines and increasing delays nationwide over the last two months as a…

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USPS: Some versions of dual-use boxes to be eliminated soon

Beginning Sept. 1, the Postal Service will no longer offer dual-use Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail boxes 1 and 2. The boxes were created to allow customers the option to mail packages using either Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail. The boxes also allowed customers to reduce the space needed to store packaging at…

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USPS requests commercial parcel rate increases

USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) it plans to temporarily increase prices for commercial domestic parcel products, starting Oct. 18. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12…

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USPS: How to properly process Premium Forwarding Service Commercial mail

The Postal Service is reminding employees about specific procedures for processing Premium Forwarding Service Commercial (PFSC) mail. PFSC is a useful option for businesses that have changed locations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The service allows businesses to temporarily forward mail in bulk on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to a new domestic business…

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USPS has adjusted service commitments for some products

USPS has adjusted service commitments for some products due to the coronavirus pandemic. Effective April 17, Priority Mail’s two-day and three-day service commitments will be extended to three days and four days, respectively. Customers will continue to receive improved product tracking and as much as $50 in free insurance. With the extra day extension, customers…

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USPS: Nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail to be delivered this week

USPS Press Release – December 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — This week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The organization expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards this week alone. The Postal Service also expects to…

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USPS: New video explains recent price changes

A new Postal Service video explains the price changes that took effect Jan. 22. The changes include a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, as well as well a 3.9 percent price increase in Priority Mail and an average increase of 3.3 percent in retail prices. Source: USPS News Link

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