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USPS 2020 Shipping Rate Changes Highlights:

  • Priority Mail rates will increase for most packages by an average of 3.0 percent, a much lower increase than the 2019 rate increase of 6.2 percent.

  • Priority Mail Express will increase by an average of 2.2 percent.

  • Last year, First-Class Package service saw a major change in the rate structure, going to zone-based pricing, which led to a very high average rate increase of 11.9 percent. The 2020 First-Class Package rates aren’t seeing as substantial an increase but will go up an average of 2.2 percent.

  • First Class International rates will increase by an average of 9.9 percent, a substantial increase compared to 3.9 percent in 2019.

  • Priority Mail International rates will see an increase of 6.0 percent, while Priority Mail Express International is only increasing by 2.0 percent.

  • On June 23, 2019, the USPS extended dimensional weight (DIM weight) to Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, and non-lightweight Parcel Select for packages larger than one cubic foot, with the DIM weight divisor changing to 166 (Get a full breakdown of dimensional weight here). There don’t appear to be any further rate changes in 2020 with respect to dimensional weight.

Our CEO of Carson Parts

I offer customers a fresh new avenue to Pre-Owned, Refurbished & New parts at a great value. When shipping costs rise like this, it affects all of us. I do not have control over the continuous rise in shipping costs to consumers, but I do have control over not raising my prices to you the consumer. I am aware free shipping is offered by many companies throughout this industry by them having to increase the price on their parts or adding membership fees to cover their shipping cost.

Michael Williams


Learn more about the price increase on all shipping cost here at STAMPS.COM

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