With effect from 20th July 2020, Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) will be reluctantly introducing price changes for mail destined to the USA, as a result of a Universal Postal Union settlement regarding new tariffs imposed by the USA.
The increases will be limited to recovering the additional costs IOMPO is incurring. All countries sending items to the USA are affected by this change. New USA specific rates will replace the current ‘Rest of the World’ rates for any letter, large letter or packet destined for the USA. Rates for sending parcels to this part of the world will remain unchanged for the time being, and IOMPO is pleased to continue to offer competitive prices and secure posting across the globe via ParcelForce.
To assist customers in knowing what price their item will cost, a new price guide will be available on IOMPO’s website from 6th July and advice will also be available from post office counters. The self-service postal kiosks located across the Island will be updated to reflect the new US postage rates, creating greater convenience to customers with out of hours access to postal services.
Julie Edge MHK, Chairman of IOMPO, said: “We always aim to ensure our postage rates remain value for money for our customers and recognise that for some regular posters to the US, this will be a significant increase for them. This has been a reluctant but unavoidable change in light of the increased costs our business is facing.”
To coincide with the timing of the changes, IOMPO is also introducing increased packet maximum weights for Isle of Man, UK and Channel Islands destined mail. There will also be changes to the premium next-day guaranteed Special Delivery service. These include an increase to the maximum weight for posting items to Isle of Man addresses from 10kg to 20kg for items sent using both the ‘by 1pm’ and Saturday guarantee services.
New prices for USA bound mail:
|100g large letter||£5.45|
|1kg Tracked and Signed packet||£37.79|
This list is for illustrative purposes and is not exhaustive. A comprehensive list will be available online from 6th July.