Postal Rates to Increase for Holidays

USPS says the hike is temporary. 

The United States Postal Service filed a notice this week of a temporary price hike for this year’s peak holiday season, which it says is needed to help cover extra handling costs. The USPS said the adjustment was approved by its board of governors and is now pending review by the Postal Regulatory Commission. 

If approved, the increases would go into effect on October 2 and remain in place until January 22, 2023. The agency said the adjustment is similar to past years and will allow it to remain competitive during the peak shipping season. 

The price increases depend on the weight of the package and the distance of the delivery. Commercial priority mail packages will see a 75-cent hike, and heavy, long-distance deliveries could see increases of up to $6.50. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chairman Michael Kubayanda as the Postal Regulatory Commission reviews the proposed temporary price hike.
  • For Postmaster DeJoy as he seeks to keep USPS operating soundly.
  • For Americans who are experiencing hardship due to rising prices.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CNBC


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