Postal Changes for High Volume Mailers

2020 USPS®Rate Change: What it means to you

 

 

 

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.

There are multiple ways to take advantage of automation rates.

Do it yourself with SaaS or Software.

To qualify for automation prices when doing it yourself, your mail must meet certain criteria:

  • 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.

Let Pitney Bowes Presort do it for you

Speak to one of our Presort representatives to explore the right plan to save on your mailings.

Let Pitney Bowes print, assemble, presort and post your mail

If you are sending at least 2,000 pieces of First-Class Mail like bills, notices, EOBs or other documents, then our Mailstream On Demand outsourced print-to-mail service could be the right fit for you.

View all 2020 USPS postage rate prices.

The following information lists USPS rate changes and pricing that went into effect January 26, 2020.

First Class Mail Commercial Letters & Cards

2020 Rates

Automation

Machinable

Weight not over (oz.)

5-Digit

AADC

Mixed AADC

Presorted

1

$0.39

$0.42

$0.44

$0.46

2

$0.39

$0.42

$0.44

$0.46

3

$0.39

$0.42

$0.44

$0.46

3.5

$0.39

$0.42

$0.44

$0.46

Savings per piece vs. First -Class Metered Letter Rate

$0.11

$0.08

$0.06

$0.04

 

Postcard

$0.26

$0.27

$0.28

$0.29

First-Class Mail - Commercial – Flats 2020

2020 Rates 

Automation

Non-Auto

Weight not over (oz.)

5-Digit

3-Digit

ADC

Mixed ADC

Presorted

1

$0.43

$0.58

$0.62

$0.72

$0.81

2

$0.63

$0.78

$0.82

$0.92

$1.01

3

$0.83

$0.98

$1.02

$1.12

$1.21

4

$1.03

$1.18

$1.22

$1.32

$1.41

5

$1.23

$1.38

$1.42

$1.52

$1.61

6

$1.43

$1.58

$1.62

$1.72

$1.81

7

$1.63

$1.78

$1.82

$1.92

$2.01

8

$1.83

$1.98

$2.02

$2.12

$2.21

9

$2.03

$2.18

$2.22

$2.32

$2.41

10

$2.23

$2.38

$2.42

$2.52

$2.61

11

$2.43

$2.58

$2.62

$2.72

$2.81

12

$2.63

$2.78

$2.82

$2.92

$3.01

13

$2.83

$2.98

$3.02

$3.12

$3.21

First Class Mail Commercial Flats Savings per piece vs. single piece rate

Weight not over (oz.)

5-Digit

3-Digit

ADC

Mixed ADC

Presorted

1-13 oz.

 $   0.57

 $   0.42

 $   0.38

 $   0.28

 $   0.19

Marketing Letters Commercial 2020 Rates

3.5 oz. or less

Carrier Route

Automation

Entry Point

Saturation

High Density Plus

High Density

Basic

5-Digit Scheme

AADC

Mixed AADC

None

$0.19

$0.20

$0.21

$0.29

$0.26

$0.28

$0.30

DNDC

$0.17

$0.18

$0.19

$0.27

$0.24

$0.26

$0.28

BSCF

$0.17

$0.18

$0.19

$0.27

$0.23

$0.26

-

DDU

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Marketing Letters Commercial Non-Profit 2020

3.5 oz. or less

Carrier Route

Automation

 

Entry Point

Saturation

High Density Plus

High Density

Basic

5-Digit Scheme

AADC

Mixed AADC

None

$0.11

$0.12

$0.12

$0.21

$0.14

$0.16

$0.18

DNDC

$0.09

$0.10

$0.11

$0.19

$0.12

$0.14

$0.16

BSCF

$0.09

$0.09

$0.10

$0.18

$0.11

$0.14

-

DDU

-

-

-

-

-

-

-