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Latest USPS Announcements

January 26, 2020
USPS® filed notice with the PRC for changes in January 2020

The USPS® filed notice of proposed price and related changes with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). If the PRC accepts and approves these changes, the new prices will take effect on January 26th, 2020.

This page will be updated as we learn more.

For additional details on the changes visit Rate Change Central

Brief Summary of PROPOSED Prices for 2020

First-Class Mail® Single Piece Letters (Metered) In Effect Proposed
2019 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

Effective Date: December 1, 2019

Mandatory Implementation Date: January 1, 2020

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

Helpful information:

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.