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PROPOSED USPS Price Increase - January 24, 2021

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories.

If approved, below are some of the changes that will go into effect on January 24, 2021.

   First Class Mail® Product   Current Price      Planned Price   
   Letters (Forever® stamp 1 oz.)      55 cents    No change
   Letters (metered 1 oz.)   50 cents   51 cents
   Letters additional ounce(s)   15 cents   20 cents
   Postcards (standard-sized)   35 cents   36 cents
   Large Envelopes (flats - 1 oz.)   $1   No change


We will continue to update this page as we learn more.


USPS® Temporary Price Change Effective October 18, 2020 through December 27, 2020
USPS® has announced a temporary price change to Commercial Domestic Parcels only:

  • Priority Mail Express
  • Priority Mail
  • First-Class Package Service
  • Parcel Select
  • Parcel Return Service

Retail prices for these services are not changing.

Retail priced parcels, for example those paid for using a meter, are also not changing.

Learn more


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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