Priority Rate Update 1-27-19
January 27 2019

Priority Rate Update 1-27-19

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | January 27 2019

USPS Priority Rate Update and Service Changes for January 27th, 2019

The USPS 2019 shipping rate changes take effect January 27, 2019 across all shipping services. Overall, rates increased for most products, weights, and zones.  Most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9% price increase across the board, including the USPS Priority Mail rate increase.

 

  • Priority Mail (Commercial Base Pricing)

    • Priority Mail will see an average increase of 5.9%

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

    • Heavier weights for Priority Mail are seeing a rate decrease.

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

    • The Dimensional Weight (DIM) divisor for Priority Mail packages over 1 cubic foot (1728 cubic inches) is being adjusted from 195 to 166.  Priority Mail parcels in all shipping zones will now receive DIM pricing for packages over 1 cubic foot.  Previously, only Priority Mail parcels being delivered to Zones 5-9 received DIM pricing. 

     

    UPDATE: THE USPS HAS POSTPONED THE DIM DIVISOR CHANGE UNTIL JUNE 23, 2019.

     

    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 is decreasing by $.05 cents to $12.80 in 2019 from $12.85 in 2018.

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

    • Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope is increasing 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) are seeing bigger rate increases from $.055 (Zone 1/2 = $7.65) to $.61 (Zone 5 = $8.76).

    • Package traveling to farther shipping zones are seeing 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 is relativity small at $.08 (Zone 3 - $8.50), $.03 (Zone 4 = $9.40) and no rate increase for 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

     

    Please go to the bottom of our homepage to download your updated January 27st Rate Sheet

     

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

To download a copy of the January 27, 2019 Priority Rate Update sheet, go to our home page and click on "Downloads" at bottom of page.

 



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