Postal Information

Postal Changes for High Volume Mailers

2019 USPS® Rate Change: What it means to you

 

Overview of postal changes

 

 

 


Ways to save on USPS postage costs:

Ways to save on USPS postage costs:

Save with Automation (presorted) rates.  Lower prices are available for letters, flats, and cards for higher volume mailers. To qualify for automation prices, your mail must meet certain criteria, including:

  • Minimum volume requirements (200 pieces for USPS Marketing Mail and 500 pieces for First-Class Mail).
  • Mail must include an Intelligent Mail barcode encoded with the correct delivery point routing code on each piece in the address block or in the barcode clear zone.
  • The addresses must be checked and CASS-certified within the last 180 days.
  • A complete address with the correct ZIP Code, ZIP+4 code or numeric equivalent to the delivery point barcode (DPBC).
  • A specific and similar shape and size.
  • No more than 3.5 oz. for automation USPS Marketing Mail and USPS Marketing Mail Carrier Route.

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The following information lists USPS rate changes and pricing that take effect January 27, 2019.

Changes to First-Class Mail® Commercial Letters, Cards, and Flats:

  • The Full Service IMB discount for First-Class Mail remains 0.3¢ per qualifying piece.
  • The “Additional Ounce” rate for First-Class is decreasing by 6¢ from $0.21 to $0.15.
  • The Nonmachinable Surcharge is also decreasing by 6¢ from $0.21 to $0.15.
  • Mixed ADC discount for First Class Commercial Letters increases from 9.8% (4.6¢ per piece) to 14.4% (7.2¢ per piece)
  • The spread between the First-Class AADC rate and the 5-Digit rate is reduced by 0.1¢ (from $0.030 to $0.029).
  • Single piece First-Class Commercial Flats prices are decreasing 10.8%.
  • Business Reply Mail, which currently pays the Metered Letter price, will now pay the Stamped price.

Changes to marketing mail

  • The Full Service IMB discount for MM increases from 0.1¢ to 0.3¢ per qualifying piece.
  • The spread between the Marketing Mail AADC rate and the 5 Digit rate is increased by 0.2¢ (from $0.023 to $0.025).

View all 2019 USPS postage rate prices

First Class Mail Commercial Letters & Cards

2019 Rates Automation Machinable
Weight not over (oz.) 5-Digit AADC Mixed AADC Presorted
1 $0.383 $0.412 $0.428 $0.459
2 $0.383 $0.412 $0.428 $0.459
3 $0.383 $0.412 $0.428 $0.459
3.5 $0.383 $0.412 $0.428 $0.459
Savings per piece vs. First -Class Metered Letter Rate $0.117 $0.088 $0.072 $0.041
Postcard $0.257 $0.268 $0.274 $0.280
2018 Rates Automation Machinable
Weight not over (oz.) 5-Digit AADC Mixed AADC Presorted
1 $0.378 $0.408 $0.424 $0.458
2 $0.378 $0.408 $0.424 $0.458
3 $0.378 $0.408 $0.424 $0.458
3.5 $0.378 $0.408 $0.424 $0.458
Savings per piece vs. First -Class Metered Letter Rate $0.117 $0.088 $0.072 $0.041
Postcard $0.257 $0.268 $0.274 $0.280

First-Class Mail - Commercial – Flats 2019

  Automation Non-Auto
Weight not over (oz.) 5-Digit 3-Digit ADC Mixed ADC Presorted
1 $0.486 $0.605 $0.644 $0.727 $0.799
2 $0.636 $0.755 $0.794 $0.877 $0.949
3 $0.786 $0.905 $0.944 $1.027 $1.099
4 $0.936 $1.055 $1.094 $1.177 $1.249
5 $1.086 $1.205 $1.244 $1.327 $1.399
6 $1.236 $1.355 $1.394 $1.477 $1.549
7 $1.386 $1.505 $1.544 $1.627 $1.699
8 $1.536 $1.655 $1.694 $1.777 $1.849
9 $1.686 $1.805 $1.844 $1.927 $1.999
10 $1.836 $1.955 $1.994 $2.077 $2.149
11 $1.986 $2.105 $2.144 $2.227 $2.299
12 $2.136 $2.255 $2.294 $2.377 $2.449
13 $2.286 $2.405 $2.444 $2.527 $2.599
Additional Ounce Rate: $0.150

Marketing Letters Commercial 2019

3.5 oz. or less Carrier Route Automation
Entry Point Saturation High Density Plus High Density Basic 5-Digit Scheme AADC Mixed AADC
None $0.190 $0.200 $0.209 $0.294 $0.256 $0.281 $0.291
DNDC $0.170 $0.180 $0.189 $0.269 $0.234 $0.259 $0.269
BSCF $0.165 $0.175 $0.184 $0.262 $0.228 $0.253 -
DDU - - - - - - -

Marketing Letters Commercial Non-Profit 2019

3.5 oz. or less Carrier Route Automation
Entry Point Saturation High Density Plus High Density Basic 5-Digit Scheme AADC Mixed AADC
None $0.111 $0.117 $0.124 $0.209 $0.138 $0.163 $0.173
DNDC $0.091 $0.097 $0.104 $0.184 $0.116 $0.141 $0.151
BSCF $0.086 $0.092 $0.099 $0.177 $0.110 $0.135 -
DDU - - - - - - -