January 2019 Price Change Information

January 2019 Price Change Information

January Lunch & Learn

2019 USPS Rate Increase

Free Lunch & Seminar!
Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Come join us and learn about our in-depth rate case presentation to prepare you for the USPS rate change.

  • Which rates are changing?
  • How does this impact you and your operations?
  • We’ll tell you what you need to know and how to save $$$!


This seminar will provide attendees with a complete overview.

Classic Graphics

8335 Classic Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
(use 8335 IBM Dr. on GPS)

Questions? Contact:
Jessica Dew - 704-393-4547
Lynn Taylor - 704-393-4438

On November 15, 2018 the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the Postal Service™  request for price changes to take effect on January 27, 2019.  In addition to price changes, the notice includes structure changes, postage statement updates, and technical specification updates.   

The Postal Service™ notified the PRC of its intent to defer the implementation of the new DIM weighting provisions for Retail and Commercial Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express®, and Commercial Parcel Select®, for all zones and entries. These DIM weighing provisions will be delayed until June 23, 2019.

Further, effective January 27, 2019, the balloon pricing currently applying to Retail and Commercial Priority Mail Zones 1 – 4 and to Commercial Parcel Select all zones and entries will be eliminated, and the current DIM weighting provisions for Retail and Commercial Priority Mail Zones 5 – 9 will be retained.  First-Class Package Services will move from a weight based product to a zone and weight based product.   

Revised redline postage statements, an updated Release Overview, and applicable publications are posted to PostalPro: https://postalpro.usps.com/releases/jan2019Release/overview

Postage Statement Usage

As of January 27, 2019, new postage statements are required for:

  • First-Class Mail®, PS Form 3600-FCM
  • Package Services, PS Form 3605-R
  • Priority Mail, PS Form 3600-PM
  • International Mail, PS Form 3700
  • Electronic Verification System Permit Imprint, PS Form 3560

New prices are required for all mailings, no exception.   Customers are required to transition to the new postage statements beginning January 27, 2019. Customers who cannot make the change to the new postage statements by January 27, 2019, must apply for an exception through their local BMEU office following the instructions for the January 2019 Price Change Postage Statement Exception Process posted on PostalPro at https://postalpro.usps.com/Releases/Jan2019Release/psexceptioninstructions

Plant-Verified Drop Shipment Mailings

While the changes to prices and postage statements are effective January 27, 2019, the PostalOne! system will have a software release on January 13, 2019 to enable mailers to begin uploading new and postage statements for mailings that will drop after the effective date.

In conjunction with the upcoming price change occurring on January 27, 2019, plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings will be verified and accepted as follows:                                      

Current Prices — PVDS mailings verified and paid for on or before January 26, 2019, using the current prices, will be accepted at destination entry postal facilities through Monday, February 11, 2019, when presented using eInduction® or eVS® processes,  or with appropriate verification and payment documentation (PS Form 8125 or PS Form 8017).

New Prices — PVDS mailings may be verified and paid for beginning January 13, 2019, using the new prices, provided the shipments, when presented using eInduction® or eVS® processes, or with appropriate verification and payment documentation (PS Form 8125 or PS Form 8017), are not deposited at destination entry postal facilities before January 27, 2019.

  • For mailings with electronic documentation, mailers must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after January 27, 2019.
  • For mailings with hard copy postage statements, USPS® acceptance employees must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after January 27, 2019.


Questions concerning the exception process can be directed to HQMailEntry@usps.gov.

Event Details

Event Name: January 2019 Price Change Information
Show Event Date: Jan 17, 2019
Individual Registration Rate: 0.00
Address: 8335 Classic Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262

USPS Updates

USPS National & North Carolina News

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