November 20, 2017
On Friday, October 6, 2017, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) submitted their proposed rate change cases for both the Market Dominant and Competitive product price lists to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), both with an intended effective date of Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 12:01am. The PRC has approved the proposal. Here are the details of the rate changes for some of the most popular mail classes.
Mailing Services: Product prices will increase an average of approximately 1.9%
The price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp will increase one cent. Meter users still receive a 3 cent discount.
Shipping Services: Product prices will increase an average of approximately 3.9%
You may be eligible for Commercial Base Pricing (CBP).
What is CBP? In the notice, USPS® states, “The Commercial Base price category offers lower prices to customers using authorized postage payment methods.” With regards to the January rate change for Priority Mail®, “The Commercial Base prices will increase 6.2 percent on average. Commercial Base prices will, on average, reflect a 9.4 percent discount off of Retail prices” and CBS can help you get this discount.
Contact us today to find out how!