USPS has approved a temporary rate increase for the holiday season, effective Oct. 3, 2021.
The temporary rate increase will affect Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First Class packages, Parcel Return Services and retail prices.
USPS, along with all other mail carriers, are still experiencing the effects of COVID-19. With the added influx of holiday mailings, please be prepared for longer than average delivery times.
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved a temporary price adjustment for key package products for the 2021 peak holiday season. This temporary rate adjustment is similar to one in 2020 that anticipated heightened peak-season package and shipping demand, which typically results in extra handling costs.
Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground and USPS Retail Ground:
- $0.75 increase for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
- $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
- $0.75 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
- $1.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-20 lbs.
- $3.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-20lbs.
- $2.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 21-70 lbs.
- $5.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 21-70 lbs.