The United States Postal Service sent notice Thursday to the Postal Regulatory Commission that it would be making a temporary pricing change for some major package products for the high holiday season of 2022.
This temporary fee change is quite similar to ones that were made in previous years and helped cover additional handling expenses to guarantee that the peak season was a success.
The prices for the following commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels will be changed by the projected peak-season pricing, which was approved by the Governors of the Postal Service on August 9th, including Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, and USPS Retail Ground. Products sold on an international market would not be impacted.
The temporary rates are scheduled to go into effect at 12 a.m. Central time on October 2, pending a positive assessment by the PRC. They are expected to stay in effect until 12 a.m. Central time on January 22, 2023.
With the implementation of this seasonal adjustment, pricing for commercial and retail clients of the Postal Service will be brought into line with competitive practices. As a part of this limited pricing initiative, there are no plans to make any structural adjustments.
The following are some of the planned pricing changes:
Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express:
- $0.75 increase for Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
- $0.25 increase for 0-10 lbs.
- $0.80 increase for 0-10 lbs.
- $0.75 increase for 11-25 lbs.
- $2.80 increase for 11-25 lbs.
- $3.00 increase for 26-70 lbs.
- $6.50 increase for 26-70 lbs.