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2015 USPS Rate Increase

March 19, 2015

In light of the Postal Regulatory Commission‘s (PRC) approval of proposed rate increase for competitive products, USPS has proposed a service rate increase for 2015 starting on April 26th. The following list outlines the majority of services that will be affected:
Domestic Services:

  • Parcel Select will increase on average 8.0% for non-Lightweight Parcel Select
  • Parcel Return Service will have an overall price increase of 4.8% (increase will be determined by where parcel is retrieved)
  • First-Class Package Service will increase 5.1% with no structural changes
  • Standard Post will increase 11.4%. Prices in Zones 1-4 continue to align with retail Priority Mail prices and receive Priority Mail service and only default to Standard Post if item is not permitted to travel by air

International Services:

  • Priority Mail International (PMI) overall increase will be 5.5% and Canada pricing will be zoned

    NOTE: PMI Flat Rate, Retail, Commercial Base, and Commercial Plus price categories will be maintained, except for the establishment of new zoned prices based on origin ZIP Code for PMI destined to Canada.

  • Priority Mail Express International (PMEI) overall increase will be 6.7%
  • Global Express Guaranteed overall increase will be 7.2%

    NOTE: GXG Retail, Commercial Base, and Commercial Plus price categories will be maintained.

  • International Priority Airmail (IPA) and International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) will increase by 4.5%
  • Airmail M-Bags will increase by 6.8%
  • First-Class Package International Service overall increase will be 7.2%

    NOTE: FCPIS Retail, Commercial Base and Commercial Plus price categories will be maintained

How do you reduce costs?
Years ago, we wrote a missive on how to cut your shipping costs, that is still accurate. A few year's later we wrote about tactics to reduce shipping costs.

If you are a current Shipwire customer rest assured knowing that our logistics platform addresses the USPS Rate Increase proposal and selects the cheapest carrier for your deliveries out of our fulfillment centers.

For more information:

Jonathan Tran

Jonathan Tran is the Product Marketing Manager in charge of the Shipwire Platform at Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions. He represents the collective voice of platform merchants in the product development process and develops go-to-market strategies. Connect with him on Linkedin.