Saturday, January 01, 2011
U.S. Postal Service Price Adjustment for 2011
In todays economic situation it is no surprise anymore of announcement of new prices and product innovations.
Effective Jan. 02, 2011, the U.S Postal Service has a few changes in the services they offer .First class mail stamps will remain at 44 cents but a price adjustment might occur later. There is an overall price change of 3.5 percent for Priority Mail, new prices for Express Mail, Global Express Guaranteed, Express Mail International, Priority Mail International, Parcel Select and Parcel Return Service. The overall price change for all shipping services products is 3.6 percent.
The Postal Service strives to offer new products that will provide simple solutions to a dynamic marketplace.
Currently available for Express Mail only, the popular Hold for Pick- Up service option will be extended to Priority Mail and First-class mail commercial parcels in this new year. Available at no extra cost for customers using shipping labels from Click-N-Ship or other USPS-approved vendor, packages with the Hold for Pick-up endorsement are shipped directly to a Post office instead of being left at a recipient’s address. Packages are then held at the Post Office until picked-up anytime during office hours, at a time convenient for the recipient.
For shippers mailing regionally, an economical new flat rate boxes offers zone-based pricing with the “If it Fits it Ships” concept and flat rates up to maximum of 20 pounds.
Customers choosing to use online shipping solutions from the Postal Service will continue to get discounted rate compared to retail prices.
A complete listing of 2011 prices is available online at-http://www.usps.com/prices as well as structural changes in an attempt to overcome some of the financial challenges faced by the Postal Service.
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