Proposed New Postal Service Shipping Prices Designed to Capitalize on Strong Package Growth

No price increase proposed for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express products

January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a notice filed today with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the U.S. Postal Service seeks to keep Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services at their current prices. It’s part of the Postal Service’s ongoing pricing strategy to capitalize on strong package growth.  Priority Mail is the Postal Service’s flagship Shipping Services product and is a convenient and fast way to send documents and packages requiring expedited transportation and handling.

Also, unlike other shipping companies, the Postal Service is not implementing new dimensional weight charges with this pricing proposal, continuing its commitment to deliver the best value for customers. For more information about this please visit

With affordable shipping options and improved tracking, the Postal Service hopes to attract new business customers and become their delivery platform of choice. In FY 2014, Postal Service Shipping and Package Services volume grew by 300 million pieces, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.


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