Well, I got information today about a rate increase that takes effect in 2 days. So I figured I'd post it here for everyone that haven't heard about it yet that may be in the middle of trades or just wondering why stuff is more to ship next week in general....
I need to check out the details of that new smaller flat rate box though- the larger ones never really benefited me, perhaps this one will. (doubt it though)
Service Average Price Increase
Priority Mail 3.9%
Parcel Select 5.9%
International Shipping Services 8.5%
This is the first time the USPS is adjusting prices for its shipping services on a different schedule from its mailing service price adjustments. Price changes for mailing services, including stamp prices, will be effective in May 2009.
The USPS is 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.