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USPS Price and Structure Changes Effective July 10, 2022

The USPS® has announced changes to First Class, International Special Services, and Mailing Standards. 

In addition to these changes, the USPS is changing the way they perform the 3-digit origin to 3-digit destination zone determination. Shipping prices are not changing.  However, the zone might be different and that could affect the price you pay. You may notice an increase, a decrease, or  no change.

Listed below is only a summary of the changes. For more details, visit the USPS Basic USPS Information

 

July 2022 First-Class Mail Prices

 

   First Class Mail   Current Price     Price 7/10/2022   
   One-ounce letter, domestic     $0.58   $0.60
   Metered mail 1-ounce   $0.53   $0.57
   Single-piece letter, additional ounce     $0.20   $0.24
   Postcard stamp   $0.40   $0.44
   One-ounce letter, international   $1.30   $1.40

 

July 2022 Special Handling

 

   Fragile                            $12.15                              Free                           

 

July 2022 Priority Mail Commercial Base Cubic Prices*

                           Zone

 Cubic Tier  L, 1, 2            5      6      7      8      9    
 Tier 1  $7.54  $7.81  $8.05  $8.37  $9.18  $9.77  $10.43  $18.56
 Tier 2  $8.02  $8.20  $8.49  $9.12  $10.96  $11.62  $12.67  $25.09
 Tier 3  $8.25  $8.62  $9.01  $10.03  $13.48  $15.22  $17.93  $34.46
 Tier 4  $8.37  $8.85  $9.57  $11.83  $15.92  $18.73  $21.59  $42.67
 Tier 5  $8.50  $9.07  $10.04  $13.18  $17.79  $22.31  $25.74  $51.21

 

July 2022 Parcel Select Ground Cubic Rates*

                            Zone

Cubic Tier L, 1, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tier 1 $6.86 $7.11 $7.29 $7.42 $7.64 $8.09 $8.45
Tier 2 $7.26 $7.60 $7.87 $8.08 $8.98 $9.57 $10.12
Tier 3 $7.31 $7.70 $8.06 $8.55 $10.48 $11.01 $11.64
Tier 4 $7.40 $7.87 $8.42 $9.53 $11.47 $12.14 $12.76
Tier 5 $7.51 $8.08 $8.81 $10.23 $12.16 $12.93 $13.66
Tier 6 $7.63 $8.40 $9.26 $11.72 $12.68 $13.45 $14.15
Tier 7 $7.99 $9.09 $9.73 $12.56 $13.01 $13.91 $14.84
Tier 8 $8.21 $9.73 $10.93 $12.91 $13.48 $14.40 $15.50
Tier 9 $8.87 $10.21 $11.68 $13.14 $13.90 $15.09 $16.42
Tier 10 $9.39 $10.74 $11.92 $13.54 $14.33 $16.10 $17.68

*Cubic pricing is a service that was offered to high-volume shippers that is based on the dimensions of your packages, rather than the weight.

Rates will be available to download approximately 10 days prior to the effective date. They will not become active until the effective date of July 10, 2022. Avoid last minute disruptions and download early. For more information, visit our USPS Postage Rate Change and Shipping Carrier Updates page.

 

Zip Zone Changes

From time to time, the USPS will make changes to ZIP Codes and Zones. It is important that you update your meter whenever there is a change.

The USPS® Zone Charts Matrix helps you apply the proper postage rates to a mail piece.

Postage rates for zoned mail are calculated based on the mail piece weight and the distance the mail piece travels.  The matrix determines the distance a mail piece travels based on the first three digits of the ZIP Code™ you are mailing from (origination) and the ZIP Code you are mailing to (destination).

USPS Zone Charts

ZIP Code™ - The Basics

 


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