U.S. Regulators Reject 2013 Standard Mail Flats Prices

Regulators have demanded the U.S. Postal Service go back and have another think about proposals for Standard Mail Flats prices next year. Other than the Standard Mail Flats product, which covers flat-shaped items like catalogs, the Commission did approve USPS price proposals…with price changes to take affect from Jan. 27, 2013.

The market-dominant rates will average a 2.57 percent increase…But controversially, the regulators decided the Postal Service did not propose high enough prices for its loss-making Standard Mail Flats service.

USPS has now been given 10 days to make changes to the Standard Mail price proposals, although there is opportunity for the