UPS, FedEx and yes the US Postal service will raise rates too.
Pricing for shipping services will change on January 18, the US Postal Service announced following a vote by its Board of Governors.
Prices will change for Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service and some international shipping products. Overall, shipping services prices will increase an average of 5 percent. The new prices are available at www.usps.com/prices
New for 2009 is Commercial Plus pricing. New Commercial Plus prices for Express Mail are 14.5 percent less than retail on average, and for Priority Mail 7 percent less than retail on average, the USPS said.
Larson note: If you are a shipper look for your best value, Look at all options including (if you’re a larger shipper) over the road tucking companies looking to take on partial loads rather than dead head an empty truck. If you’re a mailer, or rely on overnight express service, shop around and negotiate. What a term, ask for the “good guy discount” or do I hear DSL?
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