USPS Postage Rate Increase

The US Postal Service has received approval for new prices from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The new prices will take effect on January 26, 2020. The changes will increase Mailing Services product prices by approximately 1.9 percent. The charts below show the postage rate increases for products under each mail class.

 

Why are we seeing this increase?

The US Postal Service adjusts their pricing based on competition and the agency’s needs. In order to keep their pricing competitive with industry costs and provide enough revenue for the agency, these changes need to be evaluated each year. While there is typically an increase in cost year to year, the US Postal Service still has some of the lowest letter mail postage rates available. They also offer great value in shipping and additional mailing services. They are continually offering ways for marketers to get the most value out of their mailings. It’s because of this we see increases in price.

Contact your sales representative if you have any questions or would like additional information on the 2020 postage rate increases.

FIRST CLASS – LETTER AND CARDS
WEIGHT NOT OVER (OZ) CURRENT  NEW
3.5 OZ
LETTERS  AUTO 5-DIGIT $0.383 $0.389
LETTERS  AADC $0.412 $0.419
POSTCARD AUTO 5-DIGIT $0.257 $0.260
POSTCARD AADC $0.268 $0.270

 

 

MARKETING MAIL – COMMERCIAL LETTERS
WEIGHT NOT OVER (OZ) CURRENT  NEW
3.5 OZ
LETTERS (SATURATION) NONE $0.190 $0.191
LETTERS (SATURATION) DNDC $0.170 $0.172
LETTERS (SATURATION) DSCF $0.165 $0.168
LETTERS (5-DIGIT) NONE $0.256 $0.259
LETTERS (5-DIGIT) DNDC $0.234 $0.239
LETTERS (5-DIGIT) DSCF $0.228 $0.233

 

 

MARKETING MAIL – NONPROFIT LETTERS
WEIGHT NOT OVER (OZ) CURRENT  NEW
3.5 OZ
LETTERS (SATURATION) NONE $0.111 $0.111
LETTERS (SATURATION) DNDC $0.091 $0.092
LETTERS (SATURATION) DSCF $0.086 $0.088
LETTERS (5-DIGIT) NONE $0.138 $0.138
LETTERS (5-DIGIT) DNDC $0.116 $0.118
LETTERS (5-DIGIT) DSCF $0.110 $0.112

 

 

MARKETING MAIL – COMMERCIAL FLATS (4.0 OZ OR LESS)
WEIGHT NOT OVER (OZ) CURRENT  NEW
4.0 OZ
FLATS (SATURATION) NONE $0.224 $0.224
FLATS (SATURATION) DNDC $0.186 $0.186
FLATS (SATURATION) DSCF $0.179 $0.179
FLATS (5-DIGIT) NONE $0.405 $0.418
FLATS (5-DIGIT) DNDC $0.362 $0.375
FLATS (5-DIGIT) DSCF $0.352 $0.364

 

 

MARKETING MAIL – COMMERCIAL FLATS (MORE THAN 4 OZ PER POUND PRICE)
WEIGHT OVER (OZ) CURRENT  NEW
4.0 OZ
FLATS (SATURATION) NONE $0.609 $0.609
FLATS (SATURATION) DNDC $0.454 $0.454
FLATS (SATURATION) DSCF $0.426 $0.426
FLATS (5-DIGIT) NONE $0.907 $0.935
FLATS (5-DIGIT) DNDC $0.736 $0.763
FLATS (5-DIGIT) DSCF $0.694 $0.719

 

Here is the official price list from the USPS for a complete list of the increases that will be going into effect on January 26, 2020.