USPS New Prices for July 10, 2022
May 28 2021

USPS New Prices for July 10, 2022

Posted By | Tina Jeremiah
Posted On | May 28 2021

The USPS™ Announces New Prices Starting July 10, 2022

 

As part of "Delivering for America", its 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the United States Postal Service™ filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for price changes to take effect July 10, 2022 that are in accordance with the rules recently established by PRC.  Since there was a postage rate increase in August 2021, starting in July 2022, the USPS will be increasing First Class Mail letter prices two times per year.

 

The new prices include but not limited to:

 

A two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail® Forever® stamp from .58 cents to .60 cents.

Metered 1 oz. letters will raise from .53 cents to .57 cents.

Additional ounces will now cost $.24 for each additional ounce.

Non-machinable Surcharge for Letters only will jump to $.39 from $.30.

Commercial First Class Mail Postcard prices will increase .04 ea. to $.44 ea.

(Commercial First Class Mail Postcards are a maximum height of 6" and maximum length of 9" (previously 4-1/4" x 6").

A 1 oz. Flat will jump from $1.16 to $1.20 with $.24 for each additional ounce.

A 1 oz. letter mailed to other countries will increase to $1.40.

 

The Postal Service is also seeking price adjustments for Special Services including:  Certified Mail is increasing .25 cents, from $3.75 to $4.00.  Adult Signature Required will be $10.35. Hard copy Return Receipt will increase to $3.25 and electronic Return Receipt will increase to $2.00. 

 

And other increases could include USPS Marketing Mail, Periodicals, Package Services, Post Office box fees, Money Order fees and the cost to purchase insurance when mailing an item.

 

It's time to think about presort prices:  With the right mail volume, you can take advantage of the USPS Presort discounts and pay only $0.455 for postage.  First Class Mail presorted postage may increase nearly 3 cents but sorting invoices, statements and bills by zip code is still advantageous and cost-effective.  Now might be the time to make it part of your mail prep process.

 

As inflation and increased operating expenses continue, these price adjustments will help with the implementation of the Delivering for America plan, including a $40 billion investment in core Postal Service infrastructure over the next ten years.  With the new prices, the Postal Service will continue to provide the lowest letter-mail postage rates in the industrialized world and offer a great value in shipping.

 

"For the past 14 years, the Postal Service has had limited pricing authority to respond to changing market realities", said Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy.  "As part of our 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the Postal Service and the Board of Governors are committed to judiciously implementing a rational pricing approach that helps enable us to remain viable and competitive and offer reliable postal services that are among the most affordable in the world."  Under the current pricing model and the proposed rate change, the Postal Service still has some of the lowest letter-mail postage rates in the industrialized world and continues to offer a great value in shipping.

 

SINGLE PIECE LETTER-MAIL POSTAGE RATES, INTERNATIONAL

 

In 2020, the Postal Service delivered approximately 129.2 BILLION pieces of mail and packages to customers located in every state and territory, county, city, town and rural area in the nation at over 161 million delivery points.

 

The USPS Mailing Services proposed price changes for July 10, 2022 include but not limited to:

 

Product

Current

Proposed

Letters (1 oz.)  

 

Flats (1 oz.)

 

58 cents

 

 

 

$1.16

 

60 cents

 

 

 

$1.20

Letters additional ounces    

 

20 cents

 

24 cents

Letters (metered 1 oz.)

 

 

53 cents

 

 

57 cents

Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)  Groups 1-9

 

$1.30

 

$1.40

Domestic Postcards  (+New 6x9" Max) 

 

40 cents

 

44 cents

 

The domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate® retail price changes will remain from rate increases earlier this year. This included Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground, Media Mail and USPS Retail Ground and more.

 

 Product

August 2022

Commercial

August 2022

CBP

Small Flat Rate Box

$  9.45

$  8.25

Medium Flat Rate Box

$16.10

$14.25

Large Flat Rate Box

$21.50

$19.20

APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box

$20.00

$17.70

Regular Flat Rate Envelope

$  8.95

$  7.75

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$  9.25

$  8.05

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$  9.65

$  8.45

 

The complete Postal Service price filings with prices for all products can be found on the PRC site at https://www.prc.gov/dockets/active/R. A fact sheet on the Postal Service’s rate change request is available here: https://about.usps.com/what/strategic-plans/delivering-for-america/#prc

 

The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com)



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