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CURRENT - USPS - Temporary Shipping Rate Increase

The USPS has announced a peak shipping period surcharge for the 2022 holiday season. The charges will apply to both commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels from October 2, 2022 through January 22, 2023...learn more


 

COMING - USPS Market Dominant (Mailing Services) Price Change
Effective January 22, 2023

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the changes requested by the USPS for changes to Market Dominant prices. These changes will take effect on January 22, 2023.

Product Current Prices January 22, 2023 Prices
Letters (1oz.) 60 cents 63 cents
Letters (metered 1oz.) 57 cents 60 cents
Domestic Postcards 44 cents 48 cents
International Postcards $1.40 $1.45
International Letters (1oz.) $1.40 $1.45

For information how this will affect your Pitney Bowes product(s), visit us at Postal Information.


 

PROPOSED - USPS Competitive Product (Shipping Services) Price Change
Effective January 22, 2023

A notice was filed the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for price changes to Competitive Products. If approved, these changes will take effect on January 22, 2023, same time as the new Market Dominant prices.

Check back here regularly for updates.

Highlights:

  • Priority Mail commercial rates will increase by only 3.6 percent
  • Priority Mail service prices would increase approximately 5.5 percent
  • Priority Mail Express service prices would increase by 6.6 percent
  • First-Class Package Service prices would increase by 7.8 percent
  • No price increase for Parcel Select Ground
  • Some Priority Mail flat-rate retail product prices will be reduced compared with the temporary rate adjustment currently in place

Proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate retail prices:

Product Current Prices Proposed Prices January 22, 2023
Small flat-rate box $10.40 $10.20
Medium flat-rate box $17.05 $17.10
Large flat-rate box $22.45 $22.80
APO/FPO large flat-rate box $20.95 $21.20
Regular flat-rate envelope $9.90 $9.65
Legal flat-rate envelope $10.20 $9.95
Padded flat-rate envelope $10.60 $10.40

For information how this will affect your Pitney Bowes product(s), visit us at Postal Information.


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

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