United States Postal Services Announces Price Increase Effective

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued its order in the USPS Special Service Price filing from October 12, 2016. In the order, the PRC approved the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to Special Services. In addition, the PRC approved an errata filed on December 6, 2016 involving a small price reduction. Both take effect on January 22, 2017, as planned. However, the PRC denied the Postal Service’s proposed Collect on Delivery classification change.

The complete order can be found on the PRC website at:

www.prc.gov/docs/98/98180/Order%20No.%203670.pdf and a brief fact summary sheet has been attached to this email.

Below is a summary of the price increase that AmeriList clients can expect to see:

Postage Types:

  • Presort Standard = Increase of $0.005
  • Presort First Class = Increase of $0.005
  • Presort Flat Rate Standard = Increase of $0.006
  • Presort Flat Rate First Class = No Change

Presort Standard & Presort First Class Rates will go into effect any job with a due date of 01/22 or after so please make sure you upload your campaigns accordingly and allow ample time for production. If you mail Presort Flat Rate Standard (commingled mail) the price will go into effect on any jobs with a due date of 01/18/17 (or 01/20/2017 for Presort Flat Rate First Class).

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 1.800.457.2899 to speak with your representative. We will continue to keep you updated on any future updates that are released.


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