Postal Changes for Stamps Users

2019 USPS® Rate Change: What it means to you

Overview of postal changes

 

 

 


 

 

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

Changes to First Class Mail®:

  • First-Class Mail®Letters up to 1 oz.: price increases from $0.50 to $0.55
  • Metered mail discount increases to 5¢ when compared to stamped letters. First-Class Metered Mail price increases from $0.47 to $0.50.
  • First-Class Mail® Flats up to 1 oz. and Postcards: no price increase.
  • Additional ounce rate decreases from $0.21 to $0.15.

Ways to save on USPS postage costs:

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View all 2019 USPS postage rate prices.

 

Select Rates for First Class Mail® Expiring 2018 Prices New Prices 01/27/19
Single-piece Letter – First 1 oz. $0.50 $0.55
Single-piece Metered – First 1 oz. $0.47 $0.50
Single-piece Flat – First 1 oz. $0.98 $1.00
Each additional ounce (letters and flats) $0.21 $0.15
Postcards $0.35 $0.35
Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz. $1.00 $1.00
International Letters – 1 oz. (Country Groups 1-9) $1.15 $1.15
International Postcard (Country Groups 1-9) $1.15 $1.15
Select rates for Other Services 2018 2019
Certified Mail™ $3.45 $3.50
Return receipt - retail $2.75 $2.80
Return receipt - electronic $1.50 $1.60
MediaMail® – 1 lb. Single-Piece $2.66 $2.75
Library Mail – 1 lb. Single-Piece $2.53 $2.61

 

USPS Shipping Rates

Select rates for Priority Mail® 2018 Retail Rates 2019 Retail Rates   2019 SendPro Rates 2019 SendPro Savings
Flat Rate Envelope $6.70 $7.35   $6.95 5.4%
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.00 $7.65   $7.25 5.2%
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $7.25 $8.00   $7.55 5.6%
Small Flat Rate Box $7.20 $7.90   $7.50 5.1%
Medium Flat Rate box $13.65 $14.35   $12.80 10.8%
Large Flat Rate Box $18.90 $19.95   $17.60 11.8%
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $17.40 $18.45   $18.21 12.7%
1lb. Package to Zone 2 $7.35 $7.35   $6.95 5.4%
10lb. Package to Zone 4 $19.60 $19.60   $11.69 40.4%

 

 

Select rates for Priority Mail Express® 2018 Retail Rates 2019 Retail Rates   2019 SendPro Rates 2019 SendPro Savings
Flat Rate Envelope $24.70 $25.50   $22.68 11.1%
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $24.90 $25.70   $22.80 11.3%
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $25.40 $26.20   $23.18 11.5%
1lb. Package to Zone 2 $24.70 $25.60   $22.74 11.1%