Shipping Rates Increasing for USPS
The United States Postal Service is playing catch up with UPS and Fedex so make sure that you check your shipping rates in line with changes. With whichever carrier you use and whether you build the cost of shipping into the price of your gifts or have your customer pay it as an add-on, you don’t want to lose money.
The USPS announced new postage rates for mailing and shipping products. After previously being only 47 cents since last April, first-class letters in the U.S. will now cost 49 cents again.
Postcard rates will stay the same (34 cents), letters and packages mailed internationally will stay at $1.15, but each additional ounce will cost 21 cents.
Over the next year, Priority Mail Express prices will increase 3.4 percent, and the average Priority Mail price will increase 3.9 percent. First class packaging will increase 4.1 percent on average over 2017, and first class mail parcels will start at $2.67 for a 1 oz. package.