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September 30, 2021

USPS Service Standard Change Effective October 1, 2021

Effective October 1, 2021, the new service standards for First Class Mail® (FCM) and Periodicals begin. ...
September 20, 2021

Postal Service Announces New Market Dominant Price Adjustment Schedule

Postal Service Announces New Market Dominant Price Adjustment Schedule   To help customers better prepare for a new Market Dominant price adjustment schedule, the Postal Service will not raise prices...
August 11, 2021

U.S. Postal Service Announces Proposed Temporary Rate Adjustments for 2021 Peak Holiday Season

The USPS has proposed a temporary rate adjustment for the 2021 holiday season. These rate adjustments are proposed for commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels. Will go into effect on October 3rd and end after December 26th, 2021....
August 3, 2021

Great News! The USPS Just Announced 6x9 Postcards May Qualify as Presorted First Class Mail!

On July 28, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the proposal to increase the maximum size limit for a Presorted or Automation First-Class Mail (FCM) postcard.  The new maximum size is 9 inches long by 6 inches high.  The piece will have a thickness of .009 to 0.016 and is eligible for the card size prices.  The change is effective August 29, 2021....
July 20, 2021

It's OFFICIAL, the PRC has approved the USPS' rates which are now in effect Aug 29, 2021

The Postal Regulatory Commission has approved the USPS' proposed prices. Additional information on methodology to support the USPS' proposed changes to First-Class Mail Nonautomation presort and price structure to come. However, pricing changes to take effect on August 29, 2021....
July 15, 2021

2021 Informed Delivery Promotion Restration Now Open!

Download the 2021 USPS Promotions Calendar Reprinted and adapted from USPS.   Informed Delivery is a consumer-facing feature that provides users the opportunity to digitally preview their household...
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