On October 12, the Postal Service™ announced its 2017 Market Dominant Price Change filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission. Following their review, the new prices will take effect January 22, 2017. 

The overall average price change is less than one percent as a result of the price cap and low inflation. Price changes by class of mail are as follows:


2017 Price Change Category                Current

First-Class Mail®                                               0.780

First-Class Mail Parcels                                    0.624

Standard Mail®                                                 0.895

Periodicals                                                       0.832

Package Services                                            1.007

Special Services                                              2.536


 Early analysis shows dramatically different real-world results due to the way the price cells were changed.