2013 International USPS Increases
On January 27, 2013 the United States Post Office mailing prices will be going up. Â Domestic (USA and territories) is pretty standard for increases in the past.
Where I noticed the Drastic Change is in International. Â Priority Flat Rate is HUGE!
Priority Flat Rate Envelopes to Canada was $12.95. It will go to $19.95 Â
Other international Flat Rate Priority Envelopes will go from $16.95 to $23.95
Countries are broken up into regions for first class
- Group 1 (Canada)
- Group 2 (Mexico)
- Group 3 – 5 (Eastern Asia, Europe, and Australia)
- Group 6 – 9 (Western Asia, Africa, Latin America,Â Caribbean, and New Zealand)
I ship a great deal of large flat envelopes first class internationally.
January 27, 2013 I will be paying the following rates: (This is online rates) Â Rates at the USPS Counter are higher.
Here are some more International Changes
First Class Mail InternationalÂ is being renamed First Class Package Service International and is being transferred to the â€œcompetitive product listâ€ which allows the mail class to be eligible for Commercial Base pricing (online rate discounts).
2013 rates are seeing a significant increase, with rates increasing as much as 60% for packages that weigh up to 1 lb
Make sure you get all adjustments to shipping internationally done Â on eBay, Etsy, and your business website.
If you want to dig deeper into pricing, grab the whisky and visit the USPS new prices here
A quick glance at the changes