Postal Rate Filing May Come Today
The USPS Board of Governors this month authorized the immediate filing of a request for an overall rate increase of 8.7 percent.
The USPS will ask for a 3-cent increase on the price of a First-Class stamp, which equates to an 8.8 percent increase and a total increase for the class of 8.2 percent. The increase also would be 7.3 percent for Standard Mail; 9 percent for packages; 10 percent for periodicals; 13.5 percent for Priority Mail and 9.7 percent for Express Mail.
Details on the rate cells associated with the proposed increases also would be released today or tomorrow.