Rate Update January 26, 2020
January 02 2020

Rate Update January 26, 2020

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | January 02 2020

USPS 2020 RATE CHANGE OVERVIEW

For the USPS January 26, 2020 rate change, there are no price increases to First-class Mail Letters and Flats (up to 1 oz.) and no change to postcards.  Overall, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express will increase by 4.1% and 3.5% respectively, but those increases vary by Retail/Commercial, zone and weight.  Below we share some rate increase highlights for letters and packages.

 

Listed below are some highlights of the new 2020 increase.

 

• No increase on First-Class Mail Letters (1 oz.). Stamps will remain at $.055 and you will continue to automatically save $.05 on every letter with Metered Mail rate.  The additional ounce cost also will not change and remains at $.015.

• First-Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes will remain at $1.00 for 1 oz. The additional ounce cost for First-Class Mail Flats increases from $.015 to $.20.

• Postcard rates are not increasing in 2020 staying at $.35. ea.

• Customers who print postage online (via Stamps.com) or metered mail, the rate will still have a 5 cent discount compared to the Post Office price.

• Priority Mail Retail rates will increase by 4.1%, but Commercial Base rates only increase an average of 2.8%.  The price increases vary by zone and weight with the larger price increases affecting packages weighing 10 lbs. or more.

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• Priority Mail Express rates will increase by 3.8%, but Commercial Base rates only increase on average 2.2%.  The price increases vary by zone and weight. 

 

First Class Mail – 2020 Rates INCREASE PER LETTER – 2020 rates vs. 2019 rates
Mailpiece Weight 2019 2020 Increase
Letters – 1 oz. $0.55 $0.55 $0
Letters  – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.15 $0
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) – 1 oz. $0.50 $0.50 $0
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.15 $0
Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz. $1.00 $1.00 $0
Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.20 $0.05
Postcards $0.35 $0.35 $0
International Letters – 1 oz. (Country Groups 1-9) $1.15 $1.20 $0.05
 

   

USPS 2020 FIRST CLASS PACKAGE RATE CHANGES

First Class Package Services has been the most popular and cheapest USPS service to ship packages under 1 lb.  First Class Package Service rates for packages going to Zones 1 & 2 and weighing 1 - 4 oz. will be increasing 3.01%.  This is a jump from last year, as the rates stayed the same from 2018 - 2019.  This is among the highest increase among weights and zones in this shipping method and will affect many who ship lighter packages close by.

 

2020 USPS First Class Pkg.

(weight not over)

L, 1 & 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 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

 

Please go to the bottom of our homepage to download your updated January 26th, 2020 USPS First Class and Priority Rate Sheets

 

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



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