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USPS announces rate and service changes in September 2017

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On September 3rd, 2017 - the USPS is implementing changes to their First Class Mail Parcels. First Class Mail Parcels is a retail rate category of the First Class Package Service. The service is available from the USPS Post Office.

NOTE: these changes impact a retail service. ShippingEasy subscribers will not see a change to the rates available within ShippingEasy. Learn more about USPS rates available in ShippingEasy.

Service changes:

First Class Mail Parcels will be renamed "First-Class Package Service - Retail" (FCPS-Retail). In turn, the existing "First-Class Package Service" (FCPS) price category will be renamed “First-Class Package Service – Commercial” (FCPS-Commercial).

The new FCPS-Retail product has the same characteristics as the former First-Class Mail Parcels product.

NOTE: ShippingEasy subscribers access FCPS-Commercial rates. See ShippingEasy's rates.

Details of Retail rate changes

With the service change comes new retail rates for First-Class Package Service - Retail.

FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE SERVICE - RETAIL
Weight
Not Over
(Ounces)
Rate ($) Change in Rate
Previous As of 9/3/17 Dollars ($) Percent (%)
1 2.67 3.00 0.33 12.4
2 2.67 3.00 0.33 12.4
3 2.67 3.00 0.33 12.4
4 2.67 3.00 0.33 12.4
5 2.85 3.16 0.31 10.9
6 3.03 3.32 0.29 9.6
7 3.21 3.48 0.27 8.4
8 3.39 3.64 0.25 7.4
9 3.57 3.80 0.23 6.4
10 3.75 3.96 0.21 5.6
11 3.93 4.19 0.26 6.6
12 4.11 4.36 0.25 6.1
13 4.29 4.53 0.24 5.6

Compare Retail and Commercial rates

An online postage provider, such as ShippingEasy, can save you significantly on postage purchases.

Compare the Commercial rates available in ShippingEasy with the new Retail rates.

FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE SERVICE
Weight
Not Over
(Ounces)
Rates  Commercial Savings 
Retail
($)
Commercial
($)
Dollars
($)
Percent
(%)
1 3.00 2.61 -0.39 13.0
2 3.00 2.61 -0.39 13.0
3 3.00 2.61 -0.39 13.0
4 3.00 2.61 -0.39 13.0
5 3.16 2.77 -0.39 12.3
6 3.32 2.77 -0.55 16.6
7 3.48 2.77 -0.71 20.4
8 3.64 2.77 -0.87 23.9
9 3.80 3.32 -0.48 12.6
10 3.96 3.46 -0.50 12.6
11 4.19 3.60 -0.59 14.1
12 4.36 3.74 -0.62 14.2
13 4.53 3.88 -0.65 14.3
14* 6.65 4.02 -2.63 39.5
15* 6.65 4.16 -2.49 37.4
15.999* 6.65 4.30 -2.35 35.3

* FCPS-Retail rates are only available on parcels up to 13 oz. Parcels weighing more than 13 oz need to be shipped via Priority Mail or FCPS-Commercial (up to 15.999 oz). 


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