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USPS Cubic Pricing a Benefit for Heavier Items

May 12, 2022

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Adding a cubic pricing option for those using the U.S. Postal Service’s Parcel Select Ground product will be a boon for USPS shippers with small, dense and heavy packages but not so much for others, experts said ahead of the July 10 live date for the change.

[Correction: we earlier reported a minimum volume requirement to qualify for cubic pricing with Parcel Select Ground; it was in error, and there is in fact no minimum volume threshold from the USPS.]

Starting in April, the USPS began charging a $1.50 fee for any packages larger than one cubic foot or greater than 22 inches along any dimension, applying to all Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail and Parcel Select Ground deliveries. And as of July 10, First Class mail rates will increase 6.5%.

Last week, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy warned of “uncomfortable” price increases in future, saying pricing had been out of whack for some time. “I believe we have been severely damaged by at least 10 years of a defective pricing model, which cannot be satisfied by one or two annual price increases, especially in this inflationary environment,” DeJoy said in remarks to the USPS Board of Governors.

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