The Postal Regulatory Commission notified the U.S. Postal Service that price increases announced Jan. 13 satisfy the requirements of the law and will take effect April 17.
The 1.7 percent average increase is at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index - although actual percentage price increases for various products and services vary, USPS said.
The first USPS mailing services price increase in two years will have minimal impact on retail customers, with the price of 44 cents to a mail a standard letter First Class remaining the same.
Most price changes will affect other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. Larger volume business mailers will see price increases in a variety of categories. Detailed pricing information is available online at www.usps.com/prices.
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