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USPSĀ® asks PRC to reclassify Standard Mail parcels

Rachel Wheeler

August 17, 2010

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to reclassify a number of its Standard Mail parcels, it has been revealed.

According to USPS, the move will help it to maintain "true value" in a competitive market.

The proposed change would see commercial Standard Mail fulfillment parcels moved from the product list to the competitive product list.

"This is a competitive market and there are other shippers in the marketplace fulfilling this weight for packages," said Gary Reblin, vice president of shipping services. "This is a logical change and customers will no longer have to navigate two different products and rate structures for one business need."

If the change is approved by the PRC, Standard Mail fulfillment parcel prices will increase by about 23 per cent.

Meanwhile, US consumers looking to send parcels using USPS may wish to utilize the organization's address verification tool on its website.

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