On May 12, the Postal Service™ will adjust prices for mailing services — First-Class Mail® (including First-Class Mail International™, Standard Mail®, Periodicals, Package Services, and Special Services). The average increase by class of mail is at or below the rate of inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index. Prices will also be adjusted for shipping services — Express Mail®, Priority Mail®, Parcel Select®, Parcel Return Service™, and International Mail.
Consistent with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, we will adjust mailing services prices each May. By law, these prices can increase on average no more than the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index. We plan to provide 90 days notice of the new mailing services prices each year to help mailers prepare for the change. For shipping services, the Postal Service has considerably more flexibility. We plan to provide 60 days notice of new shipping services prices each year to help mailers prepare for the change.
This special Postal Bulletin issue contains information on these changes as well as implementation resources available to employees and customers, and the new domestic and international postal prices, fees, and classifications. Changes in this Postal Bulletin revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) will be incorporated into the DMM effective May 12, 2008. Changes in this Postal Bulletin revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) will be incorporated into the IMM also effective May 12, 2008. Up-to-date information on new prices can be found at www.usps.com/prices.