USPS® Rate Change Effective January 24, 2021
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) recently approved the rate change scheduled for January 24th, 2021 that will have an overall increase of 1.8% for First-Class Mail®. Below are a few highlights as well as a breakdown of the upcoming changes you can expect to see:
- There will be no increase in price for the First-Class® Mail Forever stamp
- Metered mail rate (1oz) will increase by $0.01 to be $0.51
- Metered mail additional ounces will increase $0.05 to be $0.20
- Certified Mail will increase by $0.05 to be $3.60
|Letters with stamps (1oz)||$0.55||$0.55|
|Letters – metered (1oz)||$0.50||$0.51|
|Letters additional ounce(s)||$0.15||$0.20|
|Large Envelopes (1oz)||$1.00||$1.00|
Priority Mail® Rates
The prices, approved by the PRC, will raise Shipping Services product prices approximately 3.5% for Priority Mail service. The domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail price changes are:
|Small Flat-Rate Box||$8.30||$8.45|
|Medium Flat-Rate Box||$15.05||$15.50|
|Large Flat-Rate Box||$21.10||$21.90|
|APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box||$19.60||$20.40|
|Regular Flat-Rate Envelope||$7.75||$7.95|
|Legal Flat-Rate Envelope||$8.05||$8.25|
|Padded Flat-Rate Envelope||$8.40||$8.55|
Priority Mail Express® Rates
Priority Mail Express flat rate options will remain unchanged for Retail as seen in the table below.
|Flat Rate Envelope||$26.35||$26.35|
|Legal Flat Rate Envelope||$26.50||$26.50|
|Padded Flat Rate Envelope||$26.95||$26.95|
International Competitive Products
An overview of the approved average percent price increase by product or category is summarized in the table below.
|Product||Average Price Increase (%)|
|Global Express Guaranteed||0.9%|
|Priority Mail Express International||3.6%|
|Priority Mail International||5.1%|
|First-Class Package International Service||4.8%|
The USPS® has some of the lowest letter mail postage rates in the industrialized world and also continues to offer a great value in shipping. In addition, the USPS® does not add surcharged for fuel, residential delivery or regular Saturday delivery.
To access the most updated rate change information, visit FP’s Rate Change Page.
For more detailed pricing information, you can visit https://pe.usps.com/PriceChange/Index
Amanda Fletcher is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at FP Mailing Solutions. She has been in the mailing industry with FP for over 6 years. She is passionate about good pizza, running and quality family time.