USPS® Temporary Rate Increase for Commercial Parcels Effective October 18, 2020 – December 27, 2020
On September 4, 2020, the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) approved the temporary rate increase submitted on August 14, 2020, for USPS® Commercial Parcels effective October 18, 2020 – December 27, 2020. This temporary rate increase will affect Commercial Base and Commercial Plus pricing.
Affected commercial domestic “competitive price category” parcels:
- First-Class® Package Service
- Priority Mail®
- Priority Mail® Express
- Parcel Select
- Parcel Return Service
This time-limited price increase will not impact retail, metered mail or international rates.
Here are some of the pricing changes:
|Postal Product||Temporary Price||Increase|
|First Class Package Service||Starts at $2.74||$0.25|
|Priority Mail© Commercial||Starts at $7.02||$0.40|
|Priority Mail© Express||Starts at $22.75||$1.50|
|Parcel Select Ground*||Starts at $6.92||$0.40|
|Parcel Select Lightweight||Starts at $1.81||$0.24|
*Some rate cells will be charge less than $0.40 so as not to exceed USPS® Retail Ground retail prices
A full list of commercial pricing can be found on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website: www.usps.com/business/prices.htm
The USPS® is one of the largest shippers globally, with 6.2 billion packages shipped last year and was rated one of the most essential companies during the COVID-19 pandemic height. The USPS® Board of Governors believes that the temporary price increase will still provide shippers with competitive pricing while providing the agency with much-needed revenue.
Regular pricing will resume after December 27, 2020.
To access the most updated rate change information, visit FP’s Rate Change Page.
Amanda Fletcher is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at FP Mailing Solutions. She has been in the mailing industry with FP for over 6 years. She is passionate about good pizza, running and quality family time.