USPS Price Changes Take Effect on January 24th, 2021

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The US Postal Service’s annual price adjustment on competitive and market-dominant products takes effect on January 24, 2021. For users of USPS international products, this means changes to country groups, which could mean higher or lower prices depending on destination and product. For the January price changes and new country group listings, see the Postal Explorer.

This follows after the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the US Postal Service price change for Competitive International products.

The USPS also filed notice with the PRC on November 16 of price changes to domestic “competitive” rates – including Priority Mail commercial rates that would rise an average of 4.2% and First-Class Package Service (FCPS) commercial rates that would rise an average of 6.5%.

The USPS provided in its November 25th announcement an overview of the approved average percent price increase by product / category for Competitive International products as follows:

Global Express Guaranteed: 0.9%
Priority Mail Express International: 3.6%
Priority Mail International: 5.1%
International Priority Airmail: 74.1%
International Surface Air Lift: 32.6%
Airmail M-Bags: 5.0%
First-Class Package International Service: 4.8%
International Ancillary Services: 3.4%

All approved rate changes will take effect on January 24, 2021.

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