USPS: New prices will take effect July 14

July 11, 2024 USPS will adjust mailing services prices, effective Sunday, July 14. The changes will raise mailing services product prices approximately 7.8 percent. The Postal Service will also adjust prices for Special Services products, including Certified Mail and money order fees. There will be no price increase for PO Box rental fees, and USPS…

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The first Forever stamp was issued April 12, 2007

April 12, 2024 Who says nothing is forever anymore? The Postal Service’s first Forever stamp — the Liberty Bell — was issued on April 12, 2007, and dedicated that day at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. By July of that year, 1.2 billion had been sold. The subject of the stamp was fitting, as the stamp liberated USPS and…

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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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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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USPS seeks brief price increases for holidays

August 10, 2022 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 and USPS Retail Ground. International products will not be affected. The temporary…

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USPS: New prices, classifications take effect July 10

July 8, 2022 Additional price and classification changes — as well as a Priority Mail enhancement and a new method of determining zone assignments — are slated to take effect July 10. Here’s an overview: • Price changes: As the Postal Service has previously announced, the price of a Forever stamp will increase from 58…

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PRC Approves Largest-Ever Price Increase for Stamps

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than…

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