As part of “Delivering for America,” its 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the United States Postal Service filed notice today with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) requesting price changes to take effect Aug. 29, 2021 that are in accordance with approvals provided by the PRC last year. The proposed price changes would raise overall Market Dominant product and service prices by approximately 6.9 percent. First-Class Mail prices would increase by 6.8 percent to offset declining revenue due to First-Class Mail volume declines. In the past 10 years, mail volume has declined by 46 billion pieces, or 28 percent, and is continuing to decline. Over the same period, First-Class Mail volume has dropped 32 percent, and single piece First-Class Mail volume — including letters bearing postage stamps — has declined 47 percent.
Effective December 26, 2021, the published rates for our services will increase. This helps to support ongoing expansion and capability enhancements as we strive to maintain the high service levels you expect from UPS. Below is an overview of our 2022 Rates*.
Package – The following changes will be effective December 26, 2021: The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 5.9%
The following changes will be effective January 9, 2022: The Peak Surcharges will be renamed Peak/Demand Surcharges; The list of Zip Codes to which Area Surcharges apply will change. See updated Zip Code listings
details at: https://www.ups.com/us/en/shipping/rates-update.page?