Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Dec. 6, 2022

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Postal prices rise to keep up with holiday season


It’ll cost more to mail letters and packages this holiday season.

Starting Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing its rates for both commercial and retail products. The agency last month filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission regarding the temporary price adjustment for the upcoming holiday season, which will run through Jan. 22.

The peak-season pricing was approved by the Governors of the Postal Service on Aug. 9 and if approved by the commission, the following commercial and retail products will be affected:

  • Priority Mail Express
  • Priority Mail
  • First-Class Package Service
  • Parcel Select and USPS Retail Ground

Depending on size and the shipping method, the price can increase by $0.25 to $6.50 for commercial products and $0.30 to $6.45 for retail products.