U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2023


The U.S. Postal Service has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for shipping services scheduled to take effect January 22, 2023. The proposed prices were approved by the Postal Service governors.

Notably, there is no price increase for Parcel Select Ground, and the pricing for USPS Connect Local will also remain unchanged. In addition, some Priority Mail flat-rate retail product prices will be reduced (compared with the temporary rate adjustment currently in place).

Priority Mail commercial rates will increase by 3.6 percent. Overall, Priority Mail service prices would increase approximately 5.5 percent; Priority Mail Express service prices would increase by 6.6 percent; and First-Class Package Service prices would increase by 7.8 percent. The PRC will review prices before they are scheduled to take effect.

The proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate retail price changes are:

Product  Current  Planned Change
Small flat-rate box$10.40$10.20
Medium flat-rate box$17.05$17.10
Large flat-rate box$22.45$22.80
APO/FPO large flat-rate box$20.95$21.20
Regular flat-rate envelope$ 9.90$ 9.65
Legal flat-rate envelope$10.20$ 9.95
Padded flat-rate envelope$10.60$10.40

The complete Postal Service price filings with prices for all products can be found on the PRC website under the Daily Listings section at prc.gov/dockets/daily.