USPS Peak Season Rate Adjustment

The U.S. Postal Service proposed temporary rate adjustments for the 2022 peak season between October 2, 2022, and January 22, 2023. Similar to the previous years, these adjustments are meant to anticipate shipping demand during the holiday season and ensure successful handling of the high package volume. The temporary rates will impact specific mail classes for shippers – Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Service and Parcel Select.

Listed below are the increases for both commercial rates and retail rates. As a customer, you can access commercial rates usually reserved for the larger shippers, regardless of your shipping volume.

Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express

First-Class Package Service* and Parcel Select

* First-Class Package Service can be used for packages up to 15.999 oz, whereas Retail can only be used for packages up to 13 oz.