USPS Announces Proposed New Prices for 2019
The Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission on Oct. 10 of proposed price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019. The new prices, if approved, include a five-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 50 cents to 55 cents.
The proposed prices would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent, and most of the price increases for Shipping Services products will vary by product, with Priority Mail increasing 5.9 percent, and Priority Mail Express increasing 3.9 percent. While Mailing Services price increases are limited based on the Consumer Price Index, Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically, according to market conditions and the need to maintain affordable services for customers.
The Postal Regulatory Commission review and approval of the proposed prices are required before the scheduled Jan. 27, 2019, implementation date. The complete Postal Service price filings with the new prices for all products can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section at www.prc.gov/dockets/daily.
For the Mailing Services filing, see Oct. 10, 2018, Docket No. R2019-1. For the Shipping Services filing, see Oct. 10, 2018, Docket No. CP2019-3.
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