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PRC OK’s 2017 Mail Classification Changes

Besides approving the 2017 rate hikes, The Postal Regulatory Commission also approved:

(1) rename “Standard Mail” as “USPS Marketing Mail”;

(2) combine 3-Digit and AADC workshare categories for Standard Mail Automation Letters;

(3) increase the maximum weight for Standard Mail Machinable Letters from 3.3 ounces to 3.5 ounces;

(4) increase the weight breakpoint at which pound prices apply for Standard Mail flats from 3.3 ounces to 4.0 ounces;

(5) eliminate certain price cells for flat-shaped pieces prepared for and entered at FSS locations;

(6) reduce the number of price tiers for Saturation and Carrier Route Parcels (Simple Samples).

Click to read Approved 2017 Mail Rates & Classification Schedule