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10.01.14

U.S. Postal Service to Maintain Current Product and Service Prices

Oct. 1, 2014 — The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service® have decided not to seek a price change for mail and shipping products and services in January in part because of the uncertainty regarding the exigent price increase. This means that the current pricing of postal products and services will remain in effect through…

08.21.14

Postage Rate Predictions for 2015 – August 2014 Update

In April, the Postal Service submitted a motion to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) requesting the exigent increase become a permanent pricing adjustment. The PRC has since denied that motion, thus the exigent increase will continue to be a temporary surcharge until the Postal Service recoups their losses caused by the 2008-2011 recession. The PRC…

08.01.14

USPS Conducts Exigent Rollback Survey

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently sent a survey to particular mail owners to obtain their feedback on how they would prefer the next price change to occur. As you may know, the PRC decision defined the exigent increase as a surcharge. That surcharge is to last only as long as it takes…

06.16.14

How much will postage increase in 2015?

PS makes an educated prediction. In 2014, the mailing industry had to bear an outstanding postage increase of close to 6%; which consisted of a 1.7% CPI increase and a 4.3% exigent surcharge. Fortunately for the industry, the USPS must follow strict regulations when filing for rate increases. Unless congress passes new legislation, we will…