Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Priority Mail Options Coming in 2011

James Cartledge reports on the Post and Parcel website that several new types of  Priority Mail envelopes will be added to the USPS portfolio next year along with a price increase of 3.5%.

According to James, "These price increases come as USPS rivals FedEx are planning a 3.9% increase in its rates in 2011 and UPS has announced a 4.9% increase for its prices next year."

He goes on to say, "The USPS is also launching a special rate for items sent within a region of the country, using USPS-supplied packaging in two sizes for commercial customers. The Priority Mail Regional Rate Box offers a flat rate for a .21 cubic feet box of up to 15 pounds, and for a .41 cubic feet box up to 20 pounds."

New Priority Mail options will include a legal-size envelope, padded envelope, gift card envelope, window envelope and small envelope priced at $4.95.

On the express side, the USPS Express Mail flat-rate envelope will see its price unchanged at $18.30, while a new legal-sized Express Mail flat-rate envelope will be introduced at the same price.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM