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K-State Today

August 24, 2021

U.S. Postal Service price increases

Submitted by Anne Murphy

Central Mail Services announces postal rate increases effective Aug. 29 from the United States Postal Service. Access the USPS price increase information.

Central Mail Services' goal is to assist you with all of your mailing and shipping needs and to provide each department with the most cost-effective and efficient mailing solutions. Our hope is this information will help your department understand and budget for your shipping needs. Central Mail Services is your complete departmental shipping center. Find out more about Central Mail Services.

The Postal Regulatory Commission determined to restore financial stability to the postal service, the postal service should have the ability to raise prices above the rate of inflation. Rather than waiting until the traditional October announcement and January implementation date, the USPS decided to move up the rate change to help expedite their ability to generate new revenues. There is not an anticipated price change for letter mail until next year.

As a reminder, the Contract Postal Unit at 113 Dykstra Hall is open for business from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for your personal shipping needs. We have forever stamps that you can purchase for 55 cents before the price of stamps increases on Aug. 29 to 58 cents each. You can skip the lines at the main Post Office downtown and ship your packages at our convenient location.

If you have any questions, contact Bridgett Henry at 785-532-7751 or Anne Murphy at 785-532-1735.