Proposed Rate Update January 24, 2021
January 02 2020

Proposed Rate Update January 24, 2021

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | January 02 2020

USPS PROPOSED 2021 RATE CHANGE OVERVIEW

For the proposed USPS January 24, 2021 rate change, there should be no price increases to First-Class Mail Letters (the Forever Stamp) and Flats (up to 1 oz.) and there could be a $0.01 increase to postcards.  Metered First-Class Mail could increase to $.51 for the first ounce.  The single-piece letter additional ounce price would increase from $.15 to .20 cents.  One ounce flats would remain unchanged at $1.00.  

 

The proposed prices, approved by the Governors of the Postal Service, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8% for First-Class Mail and 1.5% for other categories.  The Governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue.

 

The Postal Service has some of the lowest letter mail postage rates in the industrialized world and also continues to offer a great value in shipping.  Unlike other shippers, the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery or regular Saturday delivery.

 

Listed below are some highlights of the proposed 2021 increase.

 

• No increase on First-Class Mail Letters (1 oz.).  Forever Stamps will remain at $.55 and you will automatically save $.04 on every letter with the Metered Mail rate.  The additional ounce cost might change and may be at $.020 per oz. for both letters and flats.

• First-Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes may remain at $1.00 for 1 oz. The additional ounce cost for First-Class Mail Flats may remain at $0.20.

• Postcard rates could be increasing in 2021 to $.36 ea.

• Customers who print postage online (via Stamps.com) or metered mail, the rate will have a 4 cent discount compared to the Post Office price. 

 

First Class Mail – 2021 PROPOSED Rate Increase –                                 2021 rates vs. 2020 rates
Mailpiece Weight 2020 2021 Increase
Letters – 1 oz. $0.55 $0.55 $0
Letters  – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.20 $0.05
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) – 1 oz. $0.50 $0.51 $0.01
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.20 $0.05
Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz. $1.00 $1.00 $0
Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces $0.20 $0.20 $0
Postcards $0.35 $0.36 $0.01
International Letters – 1 oz. (Country Groups 1-9) $1.20 $1.20 $0
 

   

PROPOSED USPS 2021 FIRST CLASS PACKAGE RATE CHANGES

First Class Package Services has been the most popular and cheapest USPS service to ship packages under 1 lb. These are the same prices from last year for Commercial Based Pricing.  

 

2021 Proposed USPS Commercial First Class Parcels

(weight not over)

L, 1 & 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9
1 oz $2.74 $2.76 $2.78 $2.84 $2.93 $3.05 $3.18 $3.18
2 oz $2.74 $2.76 $2.78 $2.84 $2.93 $3.05 $3.18 $3.18
3 oz $2.74 $2.76 $2.78 $2.84 $2.93 $3.05 $3.18 $3.18
4 oz $2.74 $2.76 $2.78 $2.84 $2.93 $3.05 $3.18 $3.18
5 oz $3.21 $3.23 $3.25 $3.31 $3.39 $3.52 $3.67 $3.67
6 oz $3.21 $3.23 $3.25 $3.31 $3.39 $3.52 $3.67 $3.67
7 oz $3.21 $3.23 $3.25 $3.31 $3.39 $3.52 $3.67 $3.67
8 oz $3.21 $3.23 $3.25 $3.31 $3.39 $3.52 $3.67 $3.67
9 oz $3.93 $3.97 $4.00 $4.08 $4.18 $4.32 $4.46 $4.46
10 oz $3.93 $3.97 $4.00 $4.08 $4.18 $4.32 $4.46 $4.46
11 oz $3.93 $3.97 $4.00 $4.08 $4.18 $4.32 $4.46 $4.46
12 oz $3.93 $3.97 $4.00 $4.08 $4.18 $4.32 $4.46 $4.46
13 oz $5.04 $5.08 $5.12 $5.27 $5.40 $5.54 $5.70 $5.70
14 oz $5.04 $5.08 $5.12 $5.27 $5.40 $5.54 $5.70 $5.70
15 oz $5.04 $5.08 $5.12 $5.27 $5.40 $5.54 $5.70 $5.70
15.999 oz $5.04 $5.08 $5.12 $5.27 $5.40 $5.54 $5.70 $5.70

 

PROPOSED USPS 2021 PRIORITY MAIL RATE CHANGES

 

As of October 18th, the Commercial Based rates for Priority Mail are on a temporary increase until December 27th, 2020. 

 

The proposed January 24, 2021 rates for Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail will remain the same price across the board and the Priority Mail Flat Rate Commercial Based Pricing rates will revert to 2020 prices before the temporary price increase Oct 18th.

 

Proposed rates for Priority Mail Retail will remain the same price across the board and the Priority Mail Commercial Based Pricing will revert to the 2020 prices before the temporary price increase Oct 18th.

 

Proposed rates for Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes A&B will remain the same price across the board and will revert to the 2020 prices before the temporary price increase Oct 18th.

 

Please go to the bottom of our homepage to download THE CURRENT January 26th, 2020 USPS First Class          and the temporary Priority Mail Rate Sheets

 

To visit the USPS Postal Explorer with the Current and Proposed January 24th 2021 price sheets,

click https://pe.usps.com/

 

For further clarification, information, and mailing equipment solutions, call Walz Label & Mailing at 877-971-1500.



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