PRC Approves USPS Request for Postage Rate Hike effective January 21 2018

11/9/2017 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission approved the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments for First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Periodicals, Package Services, and Special Services products. The Commission determined that the rates and related mail classification changes proposed by the Postal Service are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and 3622(e), and […]

USPS raises shipping prices 3.9%, first class letter goes to 50¢ January 21 2018

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2018 Penny Increase for the Forever Stamp WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class […]

Profiting from the 3-cent increase on postage stamps?

Allison Schrager and Ritchie King (an economist and a journalist) provide a step-by-step guide to profiting from the 3-cent increase on postage stamps scheduled for Jan. 26, 2014 : …the US Postal Service (USPS) made a strange announcement: anybody who wants to turn a quick profit at its expense will have an opportunity to do […]