Postal Changes for Shippers

2020 USPS® Rate Change: What it means to you

 

Overview of postal changes

 

 

 


Savings opportunities:

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Consider First-Class Package Services:  First-Class Package Service (FCPS) continues to be a great way to send lightweight (less than 1 lb.) pakcages.  FCPS allows you to send packages weighing less than 1 lb. and saves 31% or more vs. 1lb Priority Mail Retail prices.

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DIM Weighting:  Your packaging matters.  Lighter weight, lower density packages are comparatively less profitable for carriers because they take up so much space relative to the price charged per package (based on weight alone). Looking for ways to adjust this model, carriers started using dimensional (DIM) weight rates. DIM weight rates allow carriers like the USPS to establish a minimum charge for the cubic space a package occupies. DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of each package (in inches) divided by carrier divisor for shipments.  In June of 2019 the divisor for USPS DIM Weight changed from 194 to 166, which made DIM Weight higher.

package dimensions

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

View all 2020 USPS postage rate prices

For Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, and First-Class Package Service customers, a $0.20 Unmanifested eVS Fee will be introduced to discourage instances of unmanifested commercial parcels, reduce occurrences of lower postage assessments, and offset additional reconciliation, manual processes, and operational costs.

Changes to First-Class Packages:

  • For  2020, the FCPS-Retail and FCPS Commercial price categories will continue to have zone-based pricing introduced in 2019.
  • First-Class Package Service prices increase much less than they did last year.  Overall, First-Class Package Service prices will increase 2.6%, with a 3.9% increase for FCPS-Retail and an 2.2% increase for FCPS-Commercial.

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

 

Changes to Priority Mail®

  • Overall, Priority Mail prices increase 4.1%.
  • On average, Priority Mail Retail prices will increase 4.9%.
  • Priority Mail Commercial prices only increase an average of 2.8%.
  • CBP will, on average, will reflect a 15.3% discount of Retail prices.

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

$7.90

$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

 

Changes for Priority Mail Express®:

  • Overall, Priority Mail Express prices will increase 3.5%.
  • On average, Priority Mail Express Retail prices will increase 3.8%.
  • Priority Mail Express Commercial prices only increase an average of 2.2%.
    • Priority Mail Express Commerical will, on average, reflect a 13.8% discount of Retail prices.

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 Express 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

0.5

$22.75

$23.30

$24.05

$26.35

$28.25

$30.05

$32.45

$43.95

1

$23.00

$25.20

$27.45

$31.20

$33.65

$35.65

$38.05

$51.50

2

$23.25

$27.05

$30.90

$36.00

$39.05

$41.20

$43.60

$59.05

3

$23.50

$28.95

$34.30

$40.85

$44.40

$46.80

$49.20

$66.55

4

$23.75

$30.80

$37.75

$45.65

$49.80

$52.35

$54.75

$74.10

5

$24.00

$32.70

$41.15

$50.50

$55.20

$57.95

$60.35

$81.65

6

$26.45

$35.95

$45.70

$55.55

$60.40

$63.55

$66.15

$89.50

7

$28.90

$39.20

$50.30

$60.60

$65.60

$69.15

$71.95

$97.35

8

$31.40

$42.50

$54.85

$65.60

$70.75

$74.75

$77.75

$105.20

9

$33.85

$45.75

$59.45

$70.65

$75.95

$80.35

$83.55

$113.05

10

$36.30

$49.00

$64.00

$75.70

$81.15

$85.95

$89.35

$120.90

Changes for Parcel Select:

  • On average, prices for destination-entered non-Lightweight Parcel Select, the Postal Service's bulk ground shipping product, will increase 2.5%
  • For destination delivery unit (DOU) entered parcels, the average price increase is 2% percent.
  • For destination sectional center facility (DSCF) destination entered parcels, the average price increase is 1.8%
  • For destination network distribution center (DNDC) parcels, the average price increase is 2.%.
  • Prices for Parcel Select Lightweight will increase by 4.2%
  • Parcel Select Ground will see a 3.9 percent price increase.
  • Dimensional weighting, which was introduced for all zones in 2019, will continue in 2020 with the DIM Weight divisor at 166 (changed in June 2019).
  • New for 2020, a $0.20 Unmanifested eVS Fee will be introduced to discourage unmanifested commercial parcels from occurring, reduce occurrences of lower postage assessments, and offset additional reconciliation, manual processes, and operational costs.

Parcel Select  Ground 2020 Rates

Weight not over (lbs.)

1 & 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

Zone 8

Zone 9

1

$6.92

$7.25

$7.46

$7.65

$7.78

$7.90

$8.12

$8.12

2

$7.54

$7.74

$8.02

$8.61

$9.79

$10.29

$10.89

$10.89

3

$7.74

$8.13

$8.49

$9.34

$11.90

$13.19

$15.39

$15.39

4

$7.84

$8.35

$8.97

$10.13

$13.91

$15.76

$17.79

$17.79

5

$7.94

$8.40

$9.29

$10.44

$15.89

$18.16

$20.66

$20.66

6

$8.05

$8.44

$9.40

$13.98

$18.22

$21.15

$24.17

$24.17

7

$8.29

$9.59

$9.64

$15.69

$20.21

$23.88

$27.20

$27.20

8

$8.35

$10.07

$11.39

$17.15

$22.22

$26.33

$30.59

$30.59

9

$9.18

$10.46

$11.87

$18.40

$24.20

$28.54

$34.05

$34.05

10

$9.66

$11.00

$12.06

$20.10

$26.42

$31.73

$37.43

$37.43