Postal Service proposes new, higher-cost zone for Alaska and Hawaii

Alaskans could pay significantly more next year for mailing packages to, from and within the state with two price increases planned by the U.S. Postal Service.

In an effort to reduce its projected $160 billion loss over the next 10 years, the Postal Service announced it is planning a 5.7% average nationwide price hike in 2024 for some shipping options. Customers using USPS Ground Advantage for shipping within Alaska would see a 9.2% average increase.

The price increases are set to take effect Jan. 21, but some Alaska mailing rates from Outside could rise again starting in July.

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