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Latest USPS Announcements

June 1, 2019
National Zone Chart Matrix changes

  • USPS has added 5-Digit origin exceptions for certain Military locations into the National Zone Chart Matrix.
  • To better classify existing zone exceptions applicable to specific groups of mail the USPS® will be adding new code values “00” and “99” to the “mail type” field in the National Zone Chart Matrix “exceptions” file. This change will assist mailers in identifying when a zone exception is applicable.
  • More information: National Zone Charts Matrix Technical Guide.

June 23, 2019

First-Class Mail International®

  • First Class Mail International - Large Envelope (Flat) will no longer support mail pieces over 15.994 oz. This change will eliminate the need for customs declaration forms with FCMI.

Dimensional (DIM) Weight Pricing Changes:

  • DIM weight pricing has been added to Priority Mail zones Local and 1-4. It formerly only applied to zones 5 through 9; it now applies to all zones Local and 1 through 9.
  • DIM weight pricing has been added to Priority Mail Express® - All zones. Formerly, Priority Mail Express did not have dimensional weight.
  • DIM weight pricing has been added to Parcel Select - All zones. Formerly, Parcel Select did not have dimensional weight.
    Note: DIM weight changes will not affect the current oversize pricing for Parcel Select, which will still apply.
  • DIM weight divisor has been reduced from 194 to 166. This will increase the calculated dimensional weight and price for packages that qualify for dimensional weight pricing.
  • For more information: 2019 Dimensional Weight Pricing Changes.

January 27, 2019
USPS® pricing updates for First-Class Mail and Shipping Services

  • First-Class Mail® Forever® stamp from 50 cents to 55 cents
  • First-Class Metered Letters from 47 cents to 50 cents
    5¢ savings over stamps
  • Additional ounces for First-Class letters decreases from 21¢ to 15¢
  • View details at Rate Change Central.

Helpful information:

Rate Chart Print a Rate Chart - USPS Summary of Rates & Pricing - January 2019 

USPS® Service Alerts
Stay informed about postage mailing disruptions or suspension to domestic and/or international mail due to weather or natural disasters and events: USPS Service Alerts.