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U.S. Postal Service proposes some temporary holiday shipping price hikes

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Key Points
  • USPS said the rate changes were similar to 2020.
  • The proposed hikes that cover priority mail and other package services will take effect Oct. 3 through Dec. 26 once reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission.
United States Postal Service (USPS) workers load mail into delivery trucks outside a post office in Royal Oak, Michigan, August 22, 2020.
Rebecca Cook | Reuters

The United States Postal Service (USPS) said on Tuesday it is proposing to temporarily hike prices for some package shipments for the 2021 peak holiday season.

USPS said the rate changes were similar to 2020. The proposed hikes that cover priority mail and other package services will take effect Oct. 3 through Dec. 26 once reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

The USPS faced significant operational issues during the 2020 holiday season as package deliveries jumped