Industry NewsUSPS Announces Temporary Price Increases for Commercial Parcels – Effective Oct 18

August 14, 2020by CLS0

USPS Announces Temporary Price Increases for Commercial Parcels – Effective Oct 18

Posted by CLSon Aug 14, 2020

Temporary USPS Price Increases Proposed for October 18 to December 27, 2020.

According to a news release issued today, August 14, 2020 by the U.S. Postal Service, "The United States Postal Service filed notice with the USPS LogoPostal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of a temporary price change to take effect Oct. 18, 2020.

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."

Click here to read the complete press release.

Included in the press release are the following pricing details. If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the planned price changes include:

Product  Current  Planned Increase

Parcel Select Destination

Delivery Unit (DDU)

Starts at $3.19 24 cents
Parcel Return Service Starts at $3.05 24 cents
Parcel Select Lightweight Starts at $1.81 24 cents
FCPS Commercial Starts at $2.74 25 cents
Priority Mail Commercial Starts at $7.02 40 cents
Parcel Select Ground Starts at $6.92 40 cents
Parcel Select DSCF Starts at $4.37 40 cents
Parcel Select DNDC Starts at $5.98 40 cents
Priority Mail Express Commercial Starts at $22.75 $1.50

Some rate cells in Parcel Select Ground will be charged less than $0.40 so as not to exceed USPS Retail Ground retail prices:

  • 19 lbs., zones 8/9 – the increase will be zero instead of $0.40
  • 20 lbs., zones 8/9 – the increase will be $0.06 instead of $0.40
  • Oversized – the increase will be zero instead of $0.40

A full list of commercial pricing can be found on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website https://www.usps.com/business/prices.htm.

 

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