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The United States Postal Service (USPS®) will be making changes to the pricing of their mailing services. Rates in some categories will increase, some will stay the same, and others will decrease. The new rates will take effect on 12:01 am CDT, May 31, 2015.

USPS customers will see a slight rate increase in First-Class Mail®, Parcel Select, Media Mail, USPS International services, and others.

Although some rates will decrease, on average, most categories will increase or stay the same. Here is a summary of the average price change, listed by category.

Priority Mail – no changes
Priority Mail Express – no changes
First Class Packages – +5.1%
Parcel Select – +8.0%
Media Mail – +2.3%
First Class Package International – +7.2%
Priority Mail International – +6.8%
Priority Mail Express International – +6.7%
USPS Tracking for Media Mail is now free

The shipping calculator, eBay labels, and PayPal labels will all be updated to reflect these changes—so make sure your shipping and return shipping prices reflect these new rates.

Remember that all eBay sellers who use eBay labels may be eligible for significant USPS discounts, and will continue to receive discounts on the new prices from USPS.

For more information about the discounts offered to sellers, please visit our USPS Savings information page.

And don’t forget: when you pay for postage and print your USPS shipping labels with eBay Labels, USPS Tracking™, the information will immediately be reflected in the My eBay summary. The information is also automatically emailed to your buyer to let them know their item is on its way.

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