|Fri Jan 18 2008 11:49:58|
USPS Announces Bigger Flat-Rate PM Box
By: Ina Steiner
The U.S. Postal Service announced a new, larger Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box that can be used for international shipments. The new Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box (12" x 12" x 5½") will sell for $12.95 domestic and $10.95 to APO/FPO addresses. Internationally, it's $29.95 to Canada or Mexico and $49.95 to all other countries. There is also a 5 percent online discount. Customers can begin using the new boxes March 3, 2008.
The current flat-rate box, introduced in November 2004, retails domestically for $8.95 regardless of the weight or delivery zone.
"We listened to our customers, and we're giving them a new box that lets them ship larger items while still enjoying the benefits of a flat rate," said Postmaster General John Potter. "Flat-rate boxes are very popular and the new, larger version provides even more value."