USPS Rate Change Update 2021
January 24 2021

USPS Rate Change Update 2021

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | January 24 2021

USPS Priority Mail® Rate Change for effective January 24, 2021

 

(((To download a copy of the Priority Mail Rate Change Sheet with 2021 rates

go to our homepage and under "Downloads" at the bottom of page)))

 

(((For RATE CHANGE instructions to update your QUADIENT POSTAGE METER, go to)))

https://walzeq.com/News/List/Detail/?newsarticle=8

 

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

click https://pe.usps.com/

 

For further clarification, information, or mailing equipment solutions,

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

 

CBP (Commercial Base Pricing)

PRIORITY MAIL & PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS

Priority Mail Flat Rate – 2020 Rates vs. 2021 Rates

Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes (Commercial Base Pricing)

Mailpiece 2020 January 2021 Prices Increase
Flat Rate Envelope $  7.15 $  7.40 $0.25
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $  7.45 $  7.70 $0.25
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $  7.75 $  8.00 $0.25
Small Flat Rate Box $  7.65 $  7.90 $0.25
Medium Flat Rate Box $13.20 $13.75 $0.55
Large Flat Rate Box $18.30 $19.30 $1.00
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box $16.80 $17.80 $1.00

Note:  Pricing is the same for Comm. Base and Plus flat rates.

 

CBP (Commercial Base Pricing)

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate – 2020 Rates vs. 2021 Rates

Flat Rate Envelopes (Commercial Base Pricing)

Mailpiece 2020 Prices January 2021 Prices Increase
Flat Rate Envelope $22.75 $22.75 $0
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $22.95 $22.95 $0
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $23.25 $23.25 $0

Note:  Pricing is the same for Comm. Base and Plus flat rates.

 

SAMPLE 2021 USPS CBP PRIORITY MAIL RATE CHANGES

 

Below is an example of a 4 lb. package and compared 2020 rates to the new 2021 rates going to various zones.

 

Priority Mail                   2020                    Commercial Base Pricing         2021            Commercial Base Pricing Price Increase
L, Zones 1 & 2 $  7.94 $  8.10 $0.16
Zone 3 $  8.45 $  8.58 $0.13
Zone 4 $  9.07 $  9.21 $0.14
Zone 5 $10.33 $10.43 $0.10
Zone 6 $14.16 $14.80 $0.64
Zone 7 $16.06 $16.78 $0.72
Zone 8 $18.14 $18.96 $0.82
Zone 9 $28.50 $35.63 $7.13

Note:  Pricing is the same for Comm. Base and Plus flat rates.

 

Priority Mail Regional Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

 

Regional Rate service is a less-used but useful shipping service.  This method lets you ship using preset boxes you can order on-line and the rate is cheaper when shipping short distances.  Both Regional Rate Box A and B rates will increase across all zones.  Regional Rate shipment are mainly designed to be shipped to Zones 1-4 and that is certainly reflected in the Zone 9 increases below.

 

Regional Rate Box A

 

Regional Rate Box A allows you to ship up to 15 lbs. at the price of a 2 lb. package.  If you package is over 15 lbs., you can't use a Regional Rate A Box.  See Regional Rate Box B.

 

Regional A boxes come in 2 sizes: A1 and A2.  A1 is a top-loading box - 10" x 7" x 4 3/4". A2 is a side-loading box - 10 15/16" x 2 3/8" x 12 13/16".

 

Regional Rate Box A 2020 Commercial Base Pricing January 2021 Commercial Base Pricing Price Increase
L, Zones 1 & 2 $  7.68 $  7.83 $0.15
Zone 3 $  7.92 $  8.04 $0.12
Zone 4 $  8.21 $  8.34 $0.13
Zone 5 $  8.92 $  9.01 $0.09
Zone 6 $10.42 $10.89 $0.47
Zone 7 $11.13 $11.63 $0.50
Zone 8 $12.10 $12.64 $0.54
Zone 9 $18.69 $23.37 $4.68

 

Regional Rate Box B

 

Regional Rate Box B allows you to ship up to 20 lbs. at the price of a 5 lb. package.  If you package is over 20 lbs., you can't use a Regional B Box.

 

Regional Rate B boxes come in 2 sizes: B1 and B2.  B1 is a top-loading box - 12" x 10 1/4" x 5". B2 is a side-loading box - 14 3/8" x 2 7/8" x 15 7/8".

 

Regional Rate Box B 2020 Commercial Base Pricing January 2021 Commercial Base Pricing Price Increase
L, Zones 1 & 2 $  8.07 $  8.23 $0.16
Zone 3 $  8.51 $  8.64 $0.13
Zone 4 $  9.42 $  9.56 $0.14
Zone 5 $11.53 $12.36 $0.83
Zone 6 $16.72 $17.50 $0.78
Zone 7 $19.41 $20.10 $0.69
Zone 8 $21.89 $22.90 $1.01
Zone 9 $34.38 $42.98 $8.60

 

Additional Services

 

Product 2020 Prices January 2021 Prices
Parcel Select® Ground Starts at $6.92 Starts at $7.01
Parcel Select® Lightweight Starts at $1.81 Starts at $2.15
Parcel Return Service Starts at $3.05 Starts at $3.21
First-Class Package Service (CBP) Starts at $2.74 Starts at $3.01

 

Parcel Select® Ground:  Economical ground delivery service for medium and large volume shippers based on shape, weight and size.

 

Parcel Select® Lightweight:  Per ounce rates for high-volume shippers who send packages that weigh 3.5 to 16 oz.

 

Parcel Return Service:  A service for shippers who use a high volume of prepaid, pre-printed return shipping labels.

 

For a complete list of all affected rates, to go QuadientDirect.com > Knowledge Hub > Current USPS® Rates

 

DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT PRICING (DIM WEIGHT)

 

THE USPS IMPLEMENTED THE DIM DIVISOR CHANGE EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2019. 

On June 23, 2019, the USPS began 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

 

 

For further clarification, information, or mailing equipment solutions,

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

 

To download a copy of the 2021 Priority Mail Rate Change Sheet 

go to our homepage and under "Downloads" at the bottom of page



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