Postal service announces rate hikes over holiday season
Price hike will last until late January, USPS says.
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The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it would be hiking rates starting in October through January in order to cover increased costs associated with the holiday shipping season.
The USPS said in a news release on Thursday that it had "filed notice today with the Postal Regulatory Commission regarding a temporary price adjustment for key package products for the 2022 peak holiday season."
"This temporary rate adjustment is similar to ones in past years that help cover extra handling costs to ensure a successful peak season," the agency said.
Increases for personal mail range from $0.95 for flat-rate envelopes to $6.45 for heavier objects.
The rate hikes will run from Oct. 2 to Jan. 22, the postal service said.
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