Rate change January 22, 2017.

Good news!!

The cost decrease of Metered First Class single piece mail is from $0.465 to $0.46 per envelope or a decrease of 1.1%. This is the second year in a row that metered First Class single piece mail prices have seen a decrease. These lower costs can help small businesses significantly.

The Special Service products like Certificate of Mailing, Collect on Delivery, Return Receipt, Registered Mail and Signature Confirmation are still under review and have not been officially approved.

Below is a brief recap of the changes being implemented:

January 2017 Proposed Rates – Letter and Postcards
Mail Piece Current Rate New Rate
First-Class Mail Metered Mail $0.465 $0.460
First-Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) $0.47 $0.49
Additional Ounces $0.21 $0.21
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $0.94 $0.98
Postcards $0.34 $0.34

Other Important Changes

– Standard Mail (commonly referred to as “direct mail”) will be rebranded as USPS Marketing Mail so as to better align the product name with business owners’ use of the mail class.

– Library Mail will see an overall price increase of 1.135%.

Rate Change Guide

January 22, 2017 Rate Guide is Here!

Download the January 22, 2017 Rate Guide with quick reference on page 3.