As most of you know by now, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is increasing rates for many domestic and international services on January 17, 2016. This increase only includes the “Competitive Services” (Shipping Services) – mail or “Market Dominant” services like First Class Mail are not included in this round. 

All of the new Domestic and International postage rates from the USPS are available at http://pe.usps.com/. Go to the “Shipping Services Prices” and “Mailing Services Prices” indexed on the left side and use the tabs along the bottom to see all of the rates.

Rates for the following IMS services are increasing on January 17, 2016:

International Priority Airmail (IPA) – IMS rates increasing avg of 2.7%.

International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) – IMS rates increasing avg of 4.1%.

Rates for direct entry into Canada Post are increasing for most services on January 11, 2016. Since rates for these services are based on piece counts and currency fluctuations (no published rates), let us know if you’d like individual quotes updated.

Due to the fact that our customized agreement with the USPS will not renew until April or May, 2016 (no exact date or percentage at this time), rates for the following services will not increase until then:

Commercial ePacket (CeP)

Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)

Priority Mail International (PMI)

I want to take this opportunity to thank ALL of our loyal customers. We really do appreciate your business and strive to give you the best possible experience. Our staff pays attention to every detail in the processing and invoicing of your materials. Also, we’re in the process of building a brand new web site that will debut in January to hopefully improve that experience. Let us know if you like it!

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like quotes updated. You can call our offices at 800-466-6245 or use the “Quote Request” button at the top of our home page (www.intlmailserv.com). Thanks again, we look forward to working with you in 2016!