18 prices for Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel
Return Service, Global Express Guaranteed, Express Mail
International, Priority Mail International, and M-Bags change.
As always, we do not impose fuel surcharges, hidden surcharges,
or surcharges for residential or Saturday delivery.
The move to January price changes for shipping services is
consistent with industry standards and provides a clear picture
of the affordable services we offer. Highlights for domestic
shipping services include new Commercial Plus pricing, with
up-front discounts for high-volume Express Mail and Priority
Mail users. On average, Commercial Plus prices for Express Mail
are 14.5 percent less than retail prices; Priority Mail
Commercial Plus prices average 7 percent less. We are also
introducing a new, smaller Priority Mail flat-rate box. The new
box is priced the same as the flat-rate envelope and provides a
great option for customers sending smaller items that require
sturdy packaging and the convenience of flat rate pricing.
Prices for Express Mail and Priority Mail are designed to
maintain the Postal Service’s competitive position as the best
shipping value in the market, especially for packages weighing
less than 5 pounds. The new prices also make Parcel Select, our
“last mile” ground product, an even better value for high-volume
shippers. For international mailers, Global Express Guaranteed,
Express Mail International and Priority Mail International are
the best value in global shipping.
New flat rate prices effect
January 18, 2009
change is the first to separate shipping and mailing services.
We will announce the price change for mailing services in
February, including stamp prices, with new prices effective in
For summaries and details of the changes, click on the links
New Price List