On October 2nd, the USPS is raising rates for packages sent by Priority Mail, First Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select Ground, and USPS Retail Ground which will be in effect through mid-January.
Buyers/Sellers will pay an extra 75 cents for each package shipped via flat-rate Priority Mail during the holidays, according to today’s announcement from the USPS. But sellers will pay as much as $6.50 extra per package sent coast-to-coast via zone-based pricing via Priority Mail (up from $5 from the 2021 holiday rates) or up to an extra $5.50 per package sent via First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground, and USPS Retail Ground, depending on the zone and the weight of the package.
For example, a Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box will jump from $8.25 to $9.00 if purchased online (Commercial Base).In another example, a one-pound package going to Zone 9 will cost $17.19 (Priority Mail, Commercial rate) during the holidays compared to $16.39 today (an increase of 80 cents).
Check out the holiday rates on the USPS website here.