Priority Rate Update 6-23-19
June 23 2019

Priority Rate Update 6-23-19

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | June 23 2019

USPS Priority Rate Update and Service Changes for June 23rd, 2019

UPDATE: THE USPS HAS NOW IMPLEMENTED THE DIM DIVISOR CHANGE EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2019.

For the second time this year, the U.S. Postal Service has released its U.S. postage rates effective June 23, 2019, reflecting the shift to DIM weight pricing for Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and Parcels/Parcel Select services. This does not included First Class Mail, Media Mail or USPS provided Flat Rate boxes. 

 

Beginning June 23, 2019, the USPS will begin calculating shipping costs based on a package's SIZE instead of the package's WEIGHT.  This method is called Dimensional (DIM) Weight Pricing and it is easy to calculate. 

 

For details on how this change will affect your business and its shipping, please click on ALL ABOUT DIM WEIGHT PRICING.

 

*June 23, 2019 Parcels exceeding one cubic foot are charged on the actual weight or the dimensional weight, whichever is greater.

 

For instructions and an on-line DIM Weight calculator:  

https://walzeq.com/News/List/Detail/?newsarticle=11

 

Also included in the June 23rd Rate Update, First Class Mail International will have a weight limit of 15.994 ounces (oz.) when sending document in Flats or Large Envelopes.

 

  • January 2019 Priority Mail (Commercial Base Pricing) Changes

  • First Class Mail Packages were rated not only by weight but also by distance from your shipping zip code.

  • No more Balloon Pricing with Priority Mail and Parcel Select.

  • While technically not part of a rate change, several countries changed their names or changed their postal name. Example: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales are addressed as United Kingdom.

  • Priority Mail saw an average increase of 5.9% in January.

    • A 1 lb. package going to Zone 8 using Priority Mail costs $8.25 in 2019 compared to $7.76 in 2018.

    • Heavier weights for Priority Mail have seen a rate decrease.

    • Medium weight packages (4 - 10 lbs.) traveling to Zone 5 and higher saw a decrease in rates compared to 2018, with costs being reduced by $.17. 

      

    Priority Mail – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing) INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
    Weight (lbs.) Zones 1 & 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9
    1 $0.40 $0.28 $0.39 $0.45 $0.47 $0.49 $0.49 ($0.11)
    2 $0.32 $0.36 $0.48 $0.35 $0.23 ($0.06) $0.06 ($0.16)
    3 $0.41 $0.31 ($0.13) $0.00 ($0.36) ($0.05) ($0.06) ($0.22)
    4 $0.40 $0.15 $0.12 ($0.31) ($0.43) ($0.48) ($0.54) ($0.27)
    5 $0.40 ($0.17) ($0.25) ($0.32) ($0.48) ($0.55) ($0.63) ($0.31)

     

    Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes & Envelopes (Commercial Base Pricing)

     

    • Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box have decreased by $.05 cents to $12.80 in 2019 from $12.85 in 2018.

    • Priority Mail Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box have decreased by $.05 cents to $17.60 in 2019 from $17.65 in 2018.

    • Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope have increased by $.045 to $7.55 in 2019 from $7.10 in 2018.

     

    Priority Mail Flat Rate – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing) INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
    Mailpiece 2019 2018 Increase
    Flat Rate Envelope $6.95 $6.55 $0.40
    Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.25 $6.85 $0.40
    Padded Flat Rate Envelope $7.55 $7.10 $0.45
    Small Flat Rate Box $7.50 $7.05 $0.45
    Medium Flat Rate Box $12.80 $12.85 ($0.05)
    Large Flat Rate Box $17.60 $17.65 ($0.05)
    APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box $16.10 $16.15 ($0.05)

     

    Priority Mail Regional Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

     

    Regional Rate Box A

    • Closer shipping zones (Zones 1/2 through Zone 5) had the bigger rate increases from $.055 (Zone 1/2 = $7.65) to $.61 (Zone 5 = $8.76).

    • Package traveling to farther shipping zones have seen a smaller rate increase - going up by $.026 (Zone 7 = $10.55) and to $.040 (Zone 8 - $11.20)

     

    Regional Rate Box B

    • Other than Zone 1/2 where the rate increase is $.064, the increase was relativity small at $.08 (Zone 3 - $8.50), $.03 (Zone 4 = $9.40) and there was no rate increase for the farther Zones 5-8.

     

    Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing) INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
    Box Type Zones 1 & 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9
    A $0.55 $0.60 $0.72 $0.61 $0.53 $0.26 $0.40 $0.31
    B $0.64 $0.08 $0.03 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.58

      

For further clarification, information, and mailing equipment solutions,

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

 

 

To download a copy of the January 27th/June 23rd Priority Rate Update sheet,

go to our home page and click on "Downloads" at bottom of page.

 



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