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 Postal 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."
Included in the press release are the following pricing details. If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the planned price changes include:
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:
A full list of commercial pricing can be found on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website https://www.usps.com/business/prices.htm.