Rate Update January 21, 2018
January 21 2018

Rate Update January 21, 2018

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | January 21 2018

The United States Postal Service (USPS®) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents.


Postcard stamps and metered letters would also have a one cent increase. Does not include any price change for single-piece letters being mailed to international destinations or for additional ounces for letters.


The proposed prices would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. While Mailing Services price increases are limited based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically, according to market conditions and the need to maintain affordable services for customers.


2018 First Class Mail Letter Rates

The new Shipping Services product prices would increase Priority Mail 3.9 percent and Priority Mail Retail an average of 0.8 percent. As in the past, the Postal Service will not include any surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday delivery.


2018 Priority Mail Flat Rate

 Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelopes will also see a rate increase in 2018. The increases vary depending on the type of envelope, ranging from $0.80 to $0.82 per envelope.


2018 Priority Mail Express Flat Rate


Please go to our homepage to download your updated January 21st Rate Sheet


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

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