U.S. Postal Service increases prices an average of 5% for shipping services

The U.S. Postal service is raising prices in an effort to bring in enough revenue to avoid bankruptcy. Prices are going up for a whole host of shipping services including a 3.1% increase for priority mail. The price of a first class postage stamp is still increasing a penny from 44 cents to 45 cents as earlier scheduled for January 22.

For more details see AP story: “Postal prices going up for express, priority mail.”

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One Comment on “U.S. Postal Service increases prices an average of 5% for shipping services”

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