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The US Postal Service will increase shipping costs starting January 21, 2024.
Postal Service governors approved the change last week, the company announced in a news release Wednesday.
“The Postal Service continues to provide excellent value for money in shipping. Unlike some other shippers, the Postal Service calculates prices in advance and does not charge residential and regular Saturday delivery surcharges or fuel,” the release said.
The USPS is also considering possible price adjustments for post office box rentals, international mail services and other specialty services. The Postal Regulatory Commission is currently reviewing these prices. Pricing for USPS Connect Local, which offers businesses local same-day and next-day delivery, will not change, according to the release.
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What USPS shipping prices are increasing?
- USPS Ground Advantage prices will increase 5.4%
- Prices for Priority Mail services will increase by 5.7%
- Prices for Priority Mail Express services will increase by 5.9%
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What are the current USPS shipping prices?
Below are the USPS shipping services that will see price increases next year, according to the USPS website.
|service||Current price||Item arrival time|
|USPS Ground Advantage||From $4.75||2-5 business days arrival|
|Priority Mail Express||From $28.75||1-2 business days arrival|
|Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope||From $9.65||1-3 business days arrival|
|Priority Mail USPS shipping box||From $10.20||1-3 business days arrival|
|Priority Mail your own mailbox||From $9.35||1-3 business days arrival|