USPS® January, 2018 Rate Change

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.

To check on the status of your machine go to the Neopost Knowledgebase site. Here you can read specific information on your model and how the rate change impacts you.

Mailing Services:  Product prices will increase an average of approximately 1.9%


First-Class Mail®

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%


Priority Mail®

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!


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