Here we go again with the dysfunctional, poor service, tasked USPS raising your rates again come Sept 7.
You can expect higher shipping fees when you buy items online, or if you are a retailer/shipper, expect higher costs to deliver your goods/services/products to customers.
What are those increases, you ask ESH?
Pricing at Post Offices and other retail outlets will have a modest increase of 1.7% on average, according to the usps.com website.
Proposed retail pricing:
- Small box – $5.95
- Medium box – $12.65
- Large box – $17.90
- Large APO/FPO box – $15.90
- Regular envelope – $5.75
- Legal envelope – $5.90
- Padded envelope – $6.10
Proposed Commercial Base Flat Rate Envelopes
- Commercial Base Regular Flat Rate Envelope, per piece $5.05
- Commercial Base Legal Flat Rate Envelope, per piece $5.25
- Commercial Base Padded Flat Rate Envelope, per piece $5.70
At the same time they are ramping up their new contract with amazon.com, to expand deliveries to your door 7 days a week, including a knock at the door on Sunday.
Who will pay those poor little union postal carries with their POS jeeps that nice time and a half or two and a quarter’s time to work on Sunday?
Look in the mirror, Mr Sucker Taxpayer.