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Old 12-23-2015, 04:10 PM
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Yes it appears that flat rate is affected this was announced in October and is effective Jan. 17, 2016.
Don't ya love the tag line! First commercial rate increase in three years! Oh WOW Lucky us.

I haven't cyphered all the details out yet.

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WASHINGTON — Today the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of proposed price changes for its Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the conclusion of the holiday season. The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Mail or any other Postal Service Mailing product such as the Forever stamp.

The Postal Service continues to provide excellent value and reliability for the shipping industry along with convenient choices for consumers. The average Shipping Services price change is 9.5 percent which results in an average shipping price of less than $5.50 per shipment across all shipping products.

The new prices, if approved, represent the first price increase in more than three years for commercial Priority Mail. The average price increase for Priority Mail is 9.8 percent; when calculated over the three-year period since the last increase, the overall Priority Mail price change averages less than 3.3 percent per year.

The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to become effective on Jan. 17, 2016. The complete Postal Service price filing with the new prices for all Shipping Services products can be found on the PRC website at http://www.prc.gov/docs/93/93564/Notice%20CP2016-9.pdf.

The Postal Service continues to enable America’s e-commerce growth and enhance its portfolio of mailing and shipping solutions to best meet the evolving needs of our business and residential customers.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund our operations. The price changes which the Postal Service has proposed today help to fund our infrastructure and support our ability to provide prompt, reliable and efficient universal service to the American public.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:57 AM
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The new prices, if approved, represent the first price increase in more than three years for commercial Priority Mail. The average price increase for Priority Mail is 9.8 percent; when calculated over the three-year period since the last increase, the overall Priority Mail price change averages less than 3.3 percent per year.
The kicker here is that the price increase is for "commercial" Priority Mail. Regular priority mail has had at least one price increase in the last 3 years. Including the flat rate packages. They disguised it by including delivery confirmation/tracking included (you can't turn it down) with Parcel Post and Priority Mail and raising the price.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:43 AM
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The usps is still the best deal around from cost standpoint ..

http://online-shipping-blog.endicia....on-chart-2015/
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:41 PM
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Between e mail, fax, text, and every other way to send someone something without using the mail, I'm surprised the prices are not higher then they are.
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