ANALYSIS: USPS 2017 Price Hike Impact on Shippers

By Gordon Glazer, CMDSM, CMDSS, MDP, MDC

After a rather substantial price increase shippers absorbed in the beginning of 2016, industry is faced with another “non-linear” domestic rate change on January 22, 2017.

While the announced average increase for Priority Mail (PM) is 3.9%, a deeper dive reveals that there are a lot of variations across weights and zones. To gain a more insightful perspective, we compared the pricing year over year and the cumulative changes since January 2014. The results may surprise you … (click to read more)