The Post Office has been raising rates just for the holiday season and that’s what they are doing this year. The board of governors has approved a temporary price hike that would go into effect on October 2nd.
It would remain in place through the holidays before ending on January 22nd. The Postal Regulatory Commission must now consider the proposal. Commercial priority mail packages will see a 75 cent hike, and heavy, long-distance deliveries are looking at a jump of $6.50.