The Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes on October 7. The Alliance has prepared charts of the USPS’ planned increase in rates for next January for three subclasses of mail – Periodicals in-county, Periodicals outside county, and Marketing Mail carrier route letters and flats. The additional chart includes several sample postage calculations for in-county and marketing mail flats. The Periodicals rate increase is 4.2 percent overall, 4.014 percent for Outside County, and 7.614 percent for Within County. Within Marketing Mail, the average rate increase for High Density / Saturation Flats and Parcels is 4.699 percent. Also, the Postal Service is introducing a new discount for flat-shaped Marketing Mail pieces that are entered on SCF pallets.
Holly Lubart is Vice President, Government Affairs at the News/Media Alliance. Previously, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the PA NewsMedia Association and started her career as a journalist. Lubart has over 20 years of political and communications experience.