USPS to boost shipping costs

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Pricing for shipping services will change on January 18, the US Postal Service announced today following a vote by its Board of Governors.

Prices will change for Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service and some international shipping products. Overall, shipping services prices will increase an average of 5 percent. The new prices are available at www.usps.com/prices

New for 2009 is Commercial Plus pricing. New Commercial Plus prices for Express Mail are 14.5 percent less than retail on average, and for Priority Mail 7 percent less than retail on average, the USPS said.

 

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