Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 USPS and UPS Price Change Summary



An overview of the USPS changes is provided below:

Mailing Services Highlights:
  • First Class Letters (1 oz.) – 1 cent increase (from 44¢ to 45¢)
  • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20¢
  • Postcards – 3 cent increase
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – 5 cent increase
  • Letters to other international destinations (1 oz.) – 7 cent increase
  • Price changes for other Mailing Services, including Standard Mail, Package Services and Extra Services
Shipping Services Highlights:
  • The overall price change for all Shipping Services is 4.6%, with Priority Mail prices increasing an average 3.1% and Express Mail prices increasing an average 3.4%

Express Mail:

  • Express Mail lower retail prices for half- and one-pound packages to local and close-in areas
  • Updated pricing for Flat Rate Envelope


Priority Mail:

  • Updated domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products

Prices will also be adjusted for other Shipping Services products and services, including International Mail.

This update also includes ZIP/Zone changes that went into effect on November 12, 2011 with a grace period ending January 28, 2012.   Full Details of the January 22, 2012 USPS Price Change

USPS Rates

Check out the new USPS rates: Quick Guide to USPS Rates


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