USPS - New Competitive Prices, Effective Jan. 9 2022

The first 2022 USPS Rate Change is scheduled for January 9, 2022. And, new surcharges for non-standard package dimensions have been delayed to April 3, 2022.
The first 2022 USPS Rate Change is scheduled for January 9, 2022. And, new surcharges for non-standard package dimensions have been delayed to April 3, 2022.

 

The USPS price change will increase the price of products for Priority Mail's Shipping Services and Priority Mail Express by approximately 3.1% . Transportation service price adjustments vary by product. While price increases for Postal Services are based on the consumer price index, prices for shipping services are mainly adjusted to market conditions.

 

Changes effective Jan. 9, 2022:

  • Increased rates for First Class Package Service, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express, including Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging.
  • Increased insurance rates for international destinations.
  • ‘City’ / ‘Province’ / ‘PostalCode’ field requirements to print international labels. If any of these fields are missing, an international print will be blocked with an error.

 

USPS Increased Rates:                  NOW        AFTER

Small Flat-Rate box                      $8.45         $9.45

Medium Flat-Rate box                 $15.50       $16.10

Large Flat-Rate box                     $21.90       $21.50

APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate box     $20.40       $20.00

Regular Flat-rate envelope          $7.95         $8.95

Legal Flat-Rate envelope             $8.25          $9.25

Padded Flat-Rate envelope         $8.55         $9.65

 

Changes effective Apr. 3, 2022:

1. Four new surcharges for non-standard package dimensions (except First Class and Media Mail):

  • Longest side exceeds 22 - 30 inches         $4.00
  • Longest side exceeds 30 inches                $15.00
  • Volume exceeds 2 cubic feet                     $15.00
  • Missing or incorrect dimensions resulting in any of the above dimensions-based charges: $1.50

2. As a result of these new surcharges, USPS recommend one or both of the following:

  • Allow shippers to provide dimensions whenever using the “Package” Package Type. 
  • This Package Type will represent packages that are a cubic foot (12 x 12 x 12) or under and with sides 22 inches or under, and therefore will not require that dimensions are specified when printing a label. 

If provided, dimensions will be used to calculate any applicable dimensional rates/surcharges or cubic rates per existing behavior.


Final Words:

Most of USPS's price changes appear to be in a similar range to competitive price adjustments already announced by UPS, FedEx and DHL.

USPS has lowest letter mail postage rates , generally does not charge taxes on operating expenses. Viewed from a multi-dimensional perspective, USPS can be the first choice for mailing.

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