USPS Gets OK for 2017 Price Increase
USPS prices are going up in 2017. First Class mail goes from 47 to 49 cents on Jan. 22, with other products seeing varying price increases.
On Tuesday, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved all postage raises USPS requested, except for special services price adjustments. The PRC filing says the commission didn’t receive information about those requests in time (opens as a PDF).
“Barring any unforeseen issues, the commission expects to issue the separate order well in advance of the expected Jan. 22, 2017, implementation date," the PRC filing reads.
So, market-dominant price increases are slated for First Class mail, standard mail, periodicals and package services, as direct mailers subscribing to the GrayHair Newsletter learned matter-of-factly on Wednesday.
On its site on Wednesday, USPS had no new press release about the rate increases. The release from Oct. 19 remains.