The USPS filed their mailing and shipping rate changes to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). These changes are approved and will take effect on January 26, 2020. Here are the most popular mailing and shipping products and how they will be affected under the proposed rate changes.
Mailing and shipping rates will be raised but you can leverage your mailing system for discounted metered mail rates and look into a shipping system to get Commercial Based Pricing. In fact, you’re incentivized to do just that! Remember, the USPS still has an edge over other carriers because it does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday or holiday season delivery.
Proposed Priority Mail Retail Price Changes
Proposed Mailing Service Price Changes
Save on Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® with Commercial Rates
According to the USPS, they will increase retail rates an average of 4.1 percent on Priority Mail and an average of 3.5 percent on Priority Mail Express. Retail rates are the prices you pay when you ship from the Post Office. The alternative is Commercial Based Pricing (CBP), which are discounted rates given to those that use a shipping system, like NeoShip. For example, the retail rates for one of the most popular products, the Padded Flat Rate Envelope, will increase from $8.00 to $8.40. However, if you get Commercial Based Pricing using a shipping system, the rate for a Padded Flat Rate Envelope still increases but to a lesser extent, still providing significant savings.