USPS said most first-class mail, about 70%, will still arrive in under three days. The delays will mostly affect pieces of mail that have to go farther, especially to and from Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories.
It’s not just delivery times seeing a change, it’s going to cost you more to send that package.
Starting Sunday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 26, priority mail, priority mail express, parcel select ground and USPS retail ground will increase prices anywhere from 75 cents to $5.
That’s in addition to the price increase in stamps that went into effect last August, with the price of stamps going from 55 cents to 58 cents.
It’s not just USPS that’s raising prices. FedEx announced last week they are increasing rates by 5.9%, saying these changes reflect incremental costs associated with the challenging operating environment.