® Rate Change Overview
In the proposed USPS 2020 rate case, there are no price increases to First-Class Mail Letters and Flats (up to 1 oz.), and no change to postcards. Overall, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express will increase by 4.1% and 3.5% respectively, but those increases vary by Retail/Commercial, zone and weight. Below, we share some of the proposed 2020 USPS rate increase highlights for letters and packages.
First-Class Mail and Commercial Base pricing – Your Pitney Bowes sending solution automatically gives you access to USPS discounts.
® Mail – Save with Metered Mail.
There is no increase on First-Class Mail Letters (1 oz.). Stamps will remain at $0.55, and you will continue to automatically save 5¢ on every letter with the Metered Mail rate. The additional ounce cost also will not change and remains at $0.15. The proposed rate for First-Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes also remains at $1.00 (1 oz.). The additional ounce cost for First-Class Mail Flats increases from $0.15 to $0.20. Postcards also are not increasing and will continue to be $0.35 in 2020. Below, we share some of the proposed 2020 USPS rate increase highlights for First-Class Mail.
First-Class Mail – Proposed 2020 Rates vs. 2019 Rates
First-Class Mail Single-Piece Prices
Priority Mail – Save up to 40.4% on Commercial Rates with SendPro®
Priority Mail Retail rates will increase by 4.1%, but Commercial Base rates only increase on average 2.8%. The price increases vary by zone and weight with the larger price increases affecting packages weighing 10 lbs. or more. For example, a 1 lb. Priority Mail piece going to zone 2 will only increase by $0.07 (1%), but a 12 lb. package sent to the same zone increases by $0.68 (6%). On average, Commercial Base prices reflect a 15.3% discount off Retail prices. Automatically access Commercial Base discounts (up to 40.4%) by printing a trackable (IMpb) label using SendPro Online, or your shipping app on SendPro C or SendPro P-series device. There are no volume requirements, so you save whether you send one Priority Mail piece a month or multiple pieces a day.
Priority Mail Commercial Base (SendPro) – Proposed 2020 Rates
Priority Mail Product
Priority Mail Express – Save on average 13.8% on Commercial Rates with SendPro
Priority Mail Express Retail rates will increase by 3.8%, but Commercial Base rates only increase on average 2.2%. The price increases vary by zone and weight. On average, Commercial Base prices reflect a 13.8% discount off Retail prices. This means you’ll save even more by printing a trackable (IMpb) label using SendPro Online, or your shipping app on SendPro C or SendPro P-series device (up to 40.4%). Printing the trackable label with SendPro automatically qualifies you for the Commercial Base discounts without any volume requirements.
Priority Mail Express Product