USPS Shipping Services Price Increase
January 10 2022

USPS Shipping Services Price Increase

Posted By | Nate Walz
Posted On | January 10 2022

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Competitive Prices and Two New Mail Products for 2022

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Shipping Services to take effect Jan. 9, 2022.

The proposed prices, approved by the Postal Service Governors, would raise Shipping Services product prices approximately 3.1 percent for Priority Mail service, and 3.1 percent for Priority Mail Express service. Shipping Services price adjustments vary by product. Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the consumer price index, Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions. The Governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue.

If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the new prices will include an increase in the price of a Small Flat-Rate Box to $9.45. The Medium Flat-Rate Box would increase to $16.10, the Large Flat-Rate Box would decrease to $21.50 and the price of the APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box would decrease to $20.00. Regular Flat-Rate Envelopes, Legal Flat-Rate Envelopes, and Padded Flat-Rate Envelopes would increase to $8.95, $9.25, and $9.65 respectively.

The proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail price changes are:

United States Postal Service Announces New Competitive Prices and Two New Mail Products for 2022

Product

Current

Planned Change

Small Flat-Rate Box

$8.45

$9.45

Medium Flat-Rate Box

$15.50

$16.10

Large Flat-Rate Box

$21.90

$21.50

APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box

$20.40

$20.00

Regular Flat-Rate Envelope

$7.95

$8.95

Legal Flat-Rate Envelope

$8.25

$9.25

Padded Flat-Rate Envelope

$8.55

$9.65

 

Download Instructions for 2021 Postage Rate Updates for Quadient

 
You can download the new postage rates effectively using the following four simple steps:
 
For MOST Quadient mailing machines:
  • Connect your Quadient mailing machine as you normally would when downloading funds, either by LAN (internet) or modem (phone line)
  • Press the Menu button, select option #9 (Online Services), and press OK
  • Select option #3 (Generic Call), and press OK
  • The mailing machine will then connect and download the new rates.
  • Wait for the "Transaction Successful" message is displayed.
  • Press the "home" button to return to the homescreen.
  • Technically, the newer iX machines should pull the new rate table when it does it's daily sync call - it would not hurt to perform it manually

For the iX-3 machines, the procedure is similar but with an extra step:

  • Connect your Quadient iX-3 mailing machine as you normally would when downloading funds, either by LAN (internet) or modem (phone line)
  • Press the Menu button, select #4 (Advanced Settings)
  • #1 (Online Services), and press OK
  • Select #2 (Generic Call), and press OK
  • The mailing machine will then connect and download the new rates

If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to call us at

(877) 971-1500.

We're here to help. Thank you for your business.

 



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