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Proposed USPS Postage Rate Changes: What You Need to Know


As a business owner or decision-maker, it’s crucial to stay up-to-date with industry changes that have the potential to impact your operations. One such change is the proposed USPS postage rate change, which is expected to take effect from July 9, 2023. In this blog post, we will provide you with important details about these proposed changes and how they might affect your business.


Please note that these proposed changes are still subject to approval. However, it’s essential to be prepared and informed so you can make any necessary adjustments to your mailing processes.


Proposed USPS Postage Rate Changes

The proposed rate changes include increases across all USPS service categories and the replacement of First-Class Package service with USPS Ground Advantage. The table below provides a summary of some notable rate changes:


Service Category Current Rate Proposed Rate % Change
First-Class Mail $0.55 $0.58 5.45%
Priority Mail $7.70 $8.05 4.55%
Parcel Select $3.19 $3.32 4.08%
Media Mail $2.89 $3.02 4.50%
Library Mail $2.75 $2.87 4.36%

Table data sourced from USPS FAQ


These proposed changes are designed to help USPS cover its operating costs and invest in infrastructure improvements. It’s important for businesses that rely on USPS services to be aware of these changes and plan accordingly.


How to Prepare Your Business for the Proposed Changes

While the proposed rate changes are still subject to approval, it’s a good idea to start planning for potential adjustments in your mailing processes. One way to reduce mailing costs and save time is by using a postage meter. As a Quadient mailing system dealer, we can help you find the right solution for your business needs.


Using a postage meter allows you to print postage directly onto your mailpieces, eliminating the need to buy stamps or make trips to the post office. This can save you both time and money, making it a valuable addition to your business operations.


Our team of experts at MCC is here to support your transition to a postage meter and ensure that you get the most out of this solution. We invite you to request a demo and discover the advantages of using a postage meter for your business.


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Stay informed about industry changes and be prepared to adapt your business operations as needed. By doing so, you can continue to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape. Keep an eye on our blog for future updates on USPS rate changes and other important industry news.


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