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USPS®  Return Receipt for Merchandise Special Service Removed Effective July 1, 2020
Effective July 1, 2020, the USPS will be eliminating Return Receipt for Merchandise service. Signature Confirmation or Certified Mail with Electronic Return Receipt are suggested replacements for those customers previously using Return Receipt for Merchandise service.

USPS®  Price Change Effective January 26, 2020

In the approved 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.

For additional details on the changes visit Rate Change Central

Brief Summary of changes for 2020

First-Class Mail® Single Piece Letters (Metered) In Effect Proposed
2019 January 26, 2020
Weight Not Over (oz.)    
1 $0.50 $0.50 (no change)
2 $0.65 $0.65 (no change)
3 $0.80 $0.80 (no change)
3.5 $0.95 $0.95 (no change)
Post Card $0.35 $0.35 (no change)
Large Envelopes (Flats)    
Weight Not Over (oz.)    
1 $1.00 $1.00 (no change)
2 $1.15 $1.20
3 $1.30 $1.40
4 $1.45 $1.60
5 $1.60 $1.80
Flat Rate - Domestic    
Priority Mail Express    
Flat Rate Envelope $22.50 $26.35
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $25.70 $26.50
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $26.20 $26.95
Priority Mail    
Flat Rate Envelope $7.35 $7.75
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.65 $8.05
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $8.00 $8.40
Small Flat Rate Box $7.90 $8.30
Medium Flat Rate Boxes $14.35 $15.05
Large Flat Rate Boxes $19.95 $21.10


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:

  • 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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