USPS Proposes Temporary Price Increases for Holiday Season

USPS shipping store in Highland, IL

Highland, Ill — The United States Postal Service has announced its plans for temporary price increases for specific domestic services during the 2021 holiday season. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the new prices would take effect on October 3rd and would last until December 26th. The Mail Box Store, a USPS shipping store located in Highland, IL, is sharing these increases to keep their community informed.

The temporary price increases fluctuate by the service chosen, the weight of the package, and which USPS zone the package is being shipped to. Some examples of the proposed increases are a $.30 increase in First Class Package Service and a $.75 increase in Priority Mail Flat Rate/Express Flat Rate envelopes and boxes.

“All shipping carriers increase prices every year for their services, not just USPS,” according to Shipping School, a free educational resource focusing on shipping-related news. “This is due to inflation, rising transportation costs, and normal price fluctuations within the market as a whole. However, USPS has imposed more price increases throughout the past several months than is typical for the agency. Once approved by the PRC, this proposed temporary price increase will be the third price hike by the Postal Service for the year 2021.”

The Mail Box Store is a modest, family-owned, and operated packing and shipping store dedicated to assisting the community with a variety of packing and shipping services, including international shipping, mailbox rentals, and much more. As an authorized shipping center for FedEx, the United States Postal Service, UPS, and DHL, they can pack and ship almost any item to almost anywhere. They aim to connect their customers to the rest of the world with the products and services they sell, whether it’s for business or personal needs.

For more information about The Mail Box Store’s Highland location or the services they offer, customers can give them a call at (618) 651-4700 or visit their website at


For more information about The Mail Box Store Highland, contact the company here:

The Mail Box Store Highland
Eliot Deters
Highland Center
12603 State Route 143
Highland, Illinois 62249