Priority Mail

Price Changes: Beginning May 12, there will be a modest retail price increase, 6 percent on average, which is in line with the rest of the shipping market.

Commercial Pricing Strategy: Click-N-Ship users, customers who are registered end users of PC Postage service and produce individual shipping labels, and cus­tomers using permit imprint with electronic Confirmation Services will receive price reductions ranging from 1 per­cent to 11 percent. Commercial base price reductions apply to postage only, and not extra services such as insur­ance and pickup on demand service.

Price incentives are higher for pieces shipped to nearby zones.

Open and Distribute: Designated delivery distribution units (DDUs) and mail processing facilities should be aware that Priority Mail Open and Distribute Service will be desig­nated by green Tag 161 or orange Label 23. The barcoded tags must be scanned with the “Received at Opening Unit” scan. The container should be opened and the contents distributed according to the appropriate operation for the class of mail.