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Direct Mail: USPS Announces Request For Postage Price Increase For 2018

Posted by Summer Gould on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

San Diego Direct Mail

The USPS announced on October 6, that it intends to increase postage rates January 21, 2018. The first notice, was for changes to competitive product rates.  Those changes include: Priority Mail with an overall 3.9% increase, Parcel Select with an average increase of 7.0%, First-Class Package Service with an overall 3.9% increase, Retail Ground with an increase of 3.9%, and International Products will increase an average of 3.9%. The second notice, was for proposed changes to market dominant prices; they re-quire review and approval by the PRC before taking effect.  Price increases by class of mail were slightly less than 2%.

The largest increases for the class were for the single-piece (retail) rate.

NON-AUTO (Under 1 oz.)

Letters

Cards

Flats

Single Piece (Machinable)

.50

.35

1.00

 

Standard mail which is also now referred to by the USPS as marketing mail has a rate increase average of 1.908%. Nonprofit mail saw the smallest increase. 

 

STANDARD MAIL

NON-PROFIT MAIL

AUTOMATION (3.5 ounces or less)

Letters

Flats

Letters

Flats

Mixed AADC

.287

.598

.172

.432

 

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Topics: Direct Mail