Postal Changes for Stamps Users

2020 USPS®Rate Change: What it means to you

Overview of postal changes

 

 

 

Ways to save on USPS postage costs:

Switch from using stamps and automatically save 5¢ on every letter.  The 2019 unprecedented 5¢ savings on First-Class letters when you use your meter or SendPro Online account continues in 2020.  Whether you print postage using SendPro Online, our online solution, or with our postage meters, you save with the First-Class Mail Metered Letter rate.  Choose the sending solution that is right for your business, and get a free trial.

Take advantage of unprecedented savings on larger items you send.  Save up to 40.4% on larger envelopes and packages you mail by printing full USPS Shipping labels, complete with postage, directly from a single device or right from your desk with our SendPro® Online postage solution.

View all 2020 USPS postage rate prices.

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

Changes to First Class Mail®:

  • The Metered mail discount continues to be 5¢ when compared to stamped letters (Retail).  First-Class Retail stamps remain 55¢ and First-Class Metered Mail Letters remain $0.50.
  • The “Additional Ounce” rate for First Class Letters remains $0.15.
  • First-Class Mail® Flats up to 1 ounce no price increase.  The Additional Ounce rate for Flats increases by 5¢ from $0.15 to $0.20 for each additional ounce above 1 oz.  Because of the increase in the additional ounce rate, 2 oz. to 13 oz., First-Class Flats are up to 21% more expensive than the 2019 rates.
  • There is no change to the price of First-Class Postcards

First Class Mail – Proposed 2020 Rates vs. 2019 Rates

First-Class Mail Single-Piece Prices

2019

2020

Change

Letters 1 Oz.

$0.55

$0.55

$0.00

Metered Mail Letters 1 Oz.

$0.50

$0.50

$0.00

Letters Single-Piece Additional Ounce

$0.15

$0.15

$0.00

Flats/Large Envelope 1 Oz.

$1.00

$1.00

$0.00

Flats/Large Envelope Additional Ounce

$0.15

$0.20

$0.05

Single-Piece Cards (Postcards)

$0.35

$0.35

$0.00

Other Services – Proposed 2020 Rates vs. 2019 Rates

Select rates for Other Services

2019

2020

Change

Certified Mail™

$3.50

$3.55

$0.05

Return receipt - retail

$2.80

$2.85

$0.05

Return receipt - electronic

$1.60

$1.70

$0.10

MediaMail® – 1 lb. Single-Piece

$2.75

$2.80

$0.05

Library Mail – 1 lb. Single-Piece

$2.61

$2.66

$0.05

USPS Shipping Rates

The below charts highlight rates for popular USPS shipping services such as First-Class Packages, Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express®.

The charts also show the discounts.

First Class Package Service – Retail Parcels

Weight Not

Over (oz.)

Zones

1 & 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

Zone 8

Zone 9

1 - 4

$3.80

$3.85

$3.90

$3.95

$4.00

$4.05

$4.20

$4.20

5 - 8

$4.60

$4.65

$4.70

$4.75

$4.80

$4.90

$5.00

$5.00

9 - 12

$5.30

$5.35

$5.40

$5.45

$5.50

$5.65

$5.75

$5.75

13

$5.90

$5.95

$6.05

$6.15

$6.20

$6.40

$6.50

$6.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Class Package Service - Commercial Parcels 2020 (SendPro Rates)

Weight Not

Over (oz.)

Zones

1 & 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

Zone 8

Zone 9

1 - 4

$2.74

$2.76

$2.78

$2.84

$2.93

$3.05

$3.18

$3.18

5 - 8

$3.21

$3.23

$3.25

$3.31

$3.39

$3.52

$3.67

$3.67

9 - 12

$3.93

$3.97

$4.00

$4.08

$4.18

$4.32

$4.46

$4.46

13 to 15.999

$5.04

$5.08

$5.12

$5.27

$5.40

$5.54

$5.70

$5.70

Select rates for Priority Mail®

2019 Retail Rates

2020 Retail Rates

 

2020 SendPro Rates

2020 SendPro Savings

Flat Rate Envelope

$7.35

$7.75

 

$7.15

7.7%

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$7.65

$8.05

 

$7.45

7.5%

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$8.00

$8.40

 

$7.75

7.7%

Small Flat Rate Box

$7.75

$8.30

 

$7.65

7.8%

Medium Flat Rate box

$14.35

$15.05

 

$13.20

12.3%

Large Flat Rate Box

$19.95

$21.10

 

$18.30

13.3%

APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box

$18.45

$19.60

 

$16.80

14.3%

1 lb Package to Zone 2

$7.35

$7.50

 

$7.02

6.4%

10 lb Package to Zone 4

$19.60

$20.40

 

$12.16

40.4%

Priority Mail Commercial Base 2020 rates (SendPro rates)

Weight not over (lbs.)

L, 1&2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

Zone 8

Zone 9

1

 $    7.02

 $    7.35

 $    7.56

 $    7.80

 $    7.98

 $       8.15

 $    8.42

 $  11.40

2

 $    7.64

 $    7.84

 $    8.12

 $    8.76

 $    9.99

 $    10.54

 $  11.19

 $  17.45

3

 $    7.84

 $    8.23

 $    8.59

 $    9.54

 $  12.15

 $    13.49

 $  15.74

 $  23.67

4

 $    7.94

 $    8.45

 $    9.07

 $  10.33

 $  14.16

 $    16.06

 $  18.14

 $  28.50

5

 $    8.04

 $    8.50

 $    9.39

 $  10.64

 $  16.14

 $    18.46

 $  21.01

 $  33.17

6

 $    8.15

 $    8.54

 $    9.50

 $  14.18

 $  18.47

 $    21.45

 $  24.52

 $  38.01

7

 $    8.39

 $    9.69

 $    9.74

 $  15.89

 $  20.46

 $    24.18

 $  27.55

 $  42.68

8

 $    8.45

 $  10.17

 $  11.49

 $  17.35

 $  22.47

 $    26.63

 $  30.94

 $  47.91

9

 $    9.28

 $  10.56

 $  11.97

 $  18.60

 $  24.45

 $    28.84

 $  34.40

 $  53.28

10

 $    9.76

 $  11.10

 $  12.16

 $  20.30

 $  26.67

 $    32.03

 $  37.78

 $  57.94

Select rates for Priority Mail Express®

2019 Retail Rates

2020 Retail Rates

 

2020 SendPro Rates

2020 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%

1 lb. Package to Zone 2

$24.70

$25.60

 

$22.74

11.1%

Priority Mail Commercial Base 2020 rates (SendPro rates)

Weight not over (lbs.)

L, 1&2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

Zone 8

Zone 9

1

$7.02

$7.35

$7.56

$7.80

$7.98

$8.15

$8.42

$11.40

2

$7.64

$7.84

$8.12

$8.76

$9.99

$10.54

$11.19

$17.45

3

$7.84

$8.23

$8.59

$9.54

$12.15

$13.49

$15.74

$23.67

4

$7.94

$8.45

$9.07

$10.33

$14.16

$16.06

$18.14

$28.50

5

$8.04

$8.50

$9.39

$10.64

$16.14

$18.46

$21.01

$33.17

6

$8.15

$8.54

$9.50

$14.18

$18.47

$21.45

$24.52

$38.01

7

$8.39

$9.69

$9.74

$15.89

$20.46

$24.18

$27.55

$42.68

8

$8.45

$10.17

$11.49

$17.35

$22.47

$26.63

$30.94

$47.91

9

$9.28

$10.56

$11.97

$18.60

$24.45

$28.84

$34.40

$53.28

10

$9.76

$11.10

$12.16

$20.30

$26.67

$32.03

$37.78

$57.94