USPS proposes holiday surcharge to offset rising delivery costs

Price hike still has to be approved


Postage may cost a little extra this holiday season.

The U.S. Postal Service wants to increase the prices for a variety of services during the peak holiday season.

USPS said it would be a temporary rate adjustment to offset rising handling and delivery costs.

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The price hike would go into effect for priority mail and first-class package service Oct. 3 through Dec. 26.

The postal regulatory commission still has to approve the new rates.