Temporary Price Increase for Commercial Parcels

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS proposed last month. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected.

The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18, 2020 at 12 a.m. Central time and continue until Dec. 27, 2020 at 12 a.m. Central time. After that, prices will revert to 2020 prices.

Here are the current prices and temporary price increases:

  • Parcel Select Destination Entry DDU: starts at $3.19 (current), 24 cents (temporary increase)
    • Parcel Return Service: starts at $3.05 (current), 24 cents (temporary increase)
    • Parcel Select Lightweight: starts at $1.81 (current), 24 cents (temporary increase)
    • FCPS Commercial: starts at $2.74 (current), 25 cents (temporary increase)
    • Priority Mail Commercial: starts at $7.02 (current), 40 cents (temporary increase)
    • Parcel Select Ground: starts at $6.92 (current), 40 cents (temporary increase)
    • Parcel Select DSCF: starts at $4.37 (current), 40 cents (temporary increase)
    • Parcel Select DNDC: starts at $5.98 (current), 40 cents (temporary increase)
    • Priority Mail Express Commercial: starts at $22.75 (current), $1.50 (temporary increase)

The temporary price adjustments are in response to heightened package volume due to the coronavirus pandemicas well as expected increases in online shopping during the holidays.

The Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website has the price change tables.

The full order can be found at: https://www.prc.gov/docs/114/114473/Order5673.pdf.

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