USPS Proceeds with Request for Postal Rate Change

USPS has announced price changes for letters, postcards and flats in alignment with Delivering for America, its 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence. If favorably reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the changes would take effect Aug. 29. Here are the current and planned prices: • Letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (current),…

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USPS will release three new stamps as part of 2021 price change

Three stamp releases will be part of this year’s price changes, the Postal Service announced this week. Barns, four 36-cent postcard stamps; Brush Rabbits, a 20-cent additional ounce stamp; and Castillo de San Marcos, a $7.95 Priority Mail stamp, will be available beginning Jan. 24, when the price changes take effect. The Barns stamps, announced…

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USPS: Video explains recent price changes

A new Postal Service video explains the price changes that took effect Jan. 27. The changes raised Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent. Shopping Services price increases vary by product. USPS released the 1-minute, 10-second video this week. The Retail and Customer Service Operations Blue page has a 2019 price change kit for Postmasters….

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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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USPS seeks rate increase for January 2017

By Bill McAllister, Washington Correspondent Here’s an important stamp date: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. That’s when the United States Postal Service has told mailers it wants to implement its next rate change. But it’s unknown if the Postal Service will use its annual rate change to seek an end to the 47¢ first-class stamp. By…

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Tough year for PMG Megan Brennan

By Bill McAllister – April 22, 2016 It’s been a rough start for the nation’s 74th postmaster general.  Since taking office in February 2015, Megan J. Brennan has endured setback after setback in her attempts to right the troubled United States Postal Service. Both Congress and the federal courts have rejected her repeated pleas to…

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