No Rate Change
Every January, we’ve come to expect a major USPS rate change. This time, January 2015, you can breathe a sigh of relief as the USPS puts off rate changes—at least for now.
Why are we getting a reprieve from the expected price increases? The 2014 increase of 4.9% was based on emergency conditions—so-called “exigent”—that officially carry through mid-2015. However, this increase is now in the courts to determine whether it is temporary or permanent. Until a decision is made, the postal service faces too much uncertainty to call a rate hike now. more »