USPS Proposed 2021 Temporary Peak Season Surcharges

Written by Megan Pawlowski on Fri, Sep 03, 2021 @ 04:29 PM


The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) regarding a temporary price adjustment to their competitive key package products for the 2021 peak holiday shipping season. 

These seasonal adjustments (similar to the increase in 2020) will bring prices in line with competitive practices.  Unlike last year, the changes are based on weight/zone segments.

Pending favorable review by the PRC, the temporary rates would go into effect Oct. 3, 2021 through Dec. 26, 2021 for domestic products only.

We're committed to helping our customers navigate these rate adjustments quickly and easily. If you currently ship USPS with StarShip these temporary price changes will automatically be applied to your account once the adjustment is in effect. If you have any questions please contact your customer account manager for more information.

First Class Package Service:


Planned Increase

All Weights and Zones



Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground and USPS Retail Ground:


Planned Increase

PM and PME Flat Rate Boxes
and Envelopes


Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs


Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs


Zones 1-4, 11-20 lbs


Zones 5-9, 11-20 lbs


Zones 1-4, 21-70 lbs


Zones 5-9, 21-70 lbs



Contact us today and learn how you can save on USPS shipping with StarShip: 800-462-4016  or email: 

Full Press Release

For additional details please visit the below resources Postal Explorer: August 2021 Price Change | Postal Explorer (

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