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The WSJ reports new data reveal that Priority Mail, despite being ten-times more expensive than first-class, is delivered slower.


The latest post office statistics show that the typical Priority Mail shipment now takes more than half a day longer to reach its destination than first-class deliveries that cost as little as 34 cents. That compares to $3.50 for the cheapest Priority Mail shipment. And on June 30, the post office is set to raise prices for the delivery service by an average of 13.5%, depending on weight and distance. That comes on top of a double-digit increase last year.