USPS To Temporarily Raise Prices For Peak Holiday Season

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GEORGIA, US– The United States Postal Service (USPS) intends to temporarily increase their prices for the 2022 holiday season.

A USPS truck. USPS intends to increase prices during peak holiday season

Photo by Joel Moysuh on Unsplash

On Wednesday August 10th, the USPS filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) regarding a temporary price increase for the holiday season. This price increase is something USPS has done in the past  to make a revenue while keeping some of the lowest prices in the mailing industry.

The proposed price increase would go into effect at 12 am Central on October 2nd, 2022 until 12 am Central on January 22nd, 2023. The price increase would affect “commercial and retail domestic parcels: Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select and USPS Retail Ground.” International mailing services will not see any price hikes.

Product Current Planned Increase
Parcel Select Destination
Delivery Unit (DDU)
Starts at $3.50 25 cents
Parcel Select DSCF Starts at $3.77 75 cents
Parcel Select DNDC Starts at $4.84 75 cents
USPS Connect Local Starts at $3.95 No change
Parcel Select Lightweight (DDU) Starts at $2.32 No change
Parcel Select Lightweight
Starts at $2.72 No change
Parcel Return Service Starts at $3.37 No change








The Governors of the Postal Service already approved the planned temporary price change, and USPS expects a favorable outcome with the PRC.

For a full list of commercial and retail pricing, please click here.

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