USPS Announces Temporary Price Increase

With all the news regarding the financial woes of the US Postal Service, it should not be a huge surprise that they recently announced a temporary price increase.


From the announcement: "The planned temporary price adjustments are in response to increased expenses and heightened demand for online shopping package volume due to the coronavirus pandemic and expected holiday ecommerce. As a result of these changing market conditions, the Postal Service is planning a time-limited price increase on all commercial domestic competitive package volume from Oct. 18 until Dec. 27, 2020. Retail prices and international products will be unaffected.


The planned price increase would go into effect at 12:00AM Central on Oct.18, 2020 and remain in place until 12:00AM Central Dec. 27, 2020."


Click here to read the entire announcement.


These types of announcements reinforce the importance of using a service such as ShipMagic to make sure you get the best possible rates and options for getting your packages delivered.



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