Attention Mailers: USPS announced a major rate change event.
The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect on July 10, 2022.
Prepare for price increases on the First-Class Mail Forever stamps, metered mail rates, postcards, and international letters. This is the first increase to First-Class Mail since August 29, 2021. Earlier this year, the USPS made changes to their shipping rates in January, and recently implemented two new shipping fees in effect since Sunday, April 3, 2022.
The new prices would mean a rate increase on some mail products, including a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents. The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to take effect.
First-Class stamps are going up 2 cents
The proposed mailing service charges include:
|Product||Current Price||Planned Price|
|Letters (1oz)||58 cents||60 cents|
|Letters (metered 1 oz.)||53 cents||57 cents|
|Letters additional ounce(s)||20 cents||24 cents|
|Domestic Postcards||40 cents||44 cents|
|International Letter (1 oz.)||$1.30||$1.40|
Departments can continue to save on all letters, large and flat envelopes that are processed through the meter. “Metered Mail” rates for First Class Mail (1 oz.), will increase from $0.53 to $0.57 (Metered mail will have a three cent savings) compared to Post Office rates for a First-Class letter (1 oz.) represents a savings of 9%. Each additional ounce for a First-Class piece of mail (Post Office and Metered Mail rates) will cost an additional $0.24.
Dickinson Mail Services is a benefit for all facalty, students and staff.
Beginning July 5th 2022 the service charge for all personal UPS, FedEx, and DHL will increase to $5.00
USPS packages with a shipping cost of a minimum of $4.00 will include an additional $5.00 handling charge
Package Pickup will implement a cart usage fee of $5.00 for the flat bed carts and wagons that can be used to transport large items to your dorms.
Mail Services will implement a $2.00 handling fee for personal return packages accepted at the window. All RS, Prepaid labels or returned to sender packages must be handed to a mail center staff member.
Priority mailers and overnight envelopes are available at no charge. Some envelopes, limited size boxes, and mailing tubes are available at a minimal cost for departmental or personal use. Office supplies should be ordered through your vendor choice.
|#10 Letter Size||28¢|
|Small Bubble||5 sheet||$2.00|
|Medium Bubble||5 sheet||$3.00|
|Packaging Peanuts||4 oz scoop||50¢|
|Tape 2" x 800"||$5.45|
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