USPS Rate Update January 24, 2021
January 24 2021

USPS Rate Update January 24, 2021

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | January 24 2021

USPS 2021 RATE CHANGE OVERVIEW

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

 

2021 prices, approved by the Governors of the Postal Service, raised 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 USPS 2021 increase.

 

• No increase on First-Class Mail (Stamps) Letters (1 oz.).  Forever Stamps remain at $.55 and you will automatically save $.04 on every letter with the Metered Mail rate which increased $.01 on the first ounce.  Plus, the additional ounce cost changed from $0.15 each additional ounce and is now $0.20 per each additional ounce for both letters and flats.

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

• First Class Postcard rates increased $.01 in 2021 to $.36 ea.

• Customers who print postage online (via Stamps.com) or metered mail, the rate has a $.04 cent discount compared to the Post Office price. 

 

First Class Mail – 2021 USPS 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
 

   

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 Base Pricing.  

 

2021 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

 

USPS 2021 PRIORITY MAIL RATE CHANGES

 

Please go to the bottom of our homepage to download January 24th, 2021 USPS First Class Rate Sticker

and the current Priority Mail Rate Sheets

 

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

click https://pe.usps.com/

 

To talk to an expert for further clarification, information, or mailing equipment solutions,

call Walz Label & Mailing at 877-971-1500 and talk to an expert



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