USPS Gets PRC OK for a 2017 Price Rise


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 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. 


“Barring any unforeseen issues,” reads the PRC filing, “the commission expects to issue the separate order well in advance of the expected January 22, 2017, implementation date.”


Here’s a glimpse at the increases for the most popular types of mail:

First Class Mail Price Changes
Product Description % Increase
Single Piece Letters & Postcards 2.024
Presorted Letters & Postcards -0.243
Flats 1.886
Standard Mail Price Changes
Product Description % Increase
Letters 2.037
Flats 2.522
High Density/Saturation Letters 2.211
Carrier Route -3.032
Every Door Direct Mail 0.568



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