Mail Delivery Is About to Get Slower and More Expensive
The Postal Service — the government agency, not the indie band — is making major changes to the mail. Americans may see higher prices and slower delivery times in the coming weeks as the organization tries to get itself back on track financially.
The USPS announced Tuesday that it hopes to temporarily adjust rates for the 2021 holiday season. The cost of sending commercial and retail boxes, parcels and envelopes could increase by as much as $5 between Oct. 3 and Dec. 26, depending on the shipping method used. International rates wouldn’t be impacted, and domestic rates would go back to current prices after the holiday rush.