The United States Postal Service filed notice this week proposing an increase in postage rates. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the rate hike would take effect Jan. 26, 2020.
What does that mean for me?
The average price increase for mailing services by the USPS would be about 1.9 percent overall, but will vary by class and category of mail. Below is information on proposed consumer pricing. We will post more information on retail pricing as we are able.
Consumer Pricing Changes
The cost of mailing a letter with a First-Class Mail Forever Cent would remain the same, at 55 cents. Outbound international letters would increase five cents from $1.15 to $1.20.
|Letters (1 oz.)||55 cents||55 cents|
|Letters additional ounces||15 cents||15 cents|
|Letters (metered 1 oz.)||50 cents||50 cents|
|Flats (1 oz.)||$1||$1|
|Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)||$1.15||$1.20|
|Domestic Postcards||35 cents||35 cents|
The cost of sending a package could increase. Priority Mail Express would increase 3.5 percent and Priority Mail would increase 4.1 percent.
|Small Flat-Rate Box||$7.90||$8.30|
|Medium Flat-Rate Box||$14.35||$15.05|
|Large Flat-Rate Box||$19.95||$21.10|
|APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box||$18.45||$19.60|
|Regular Flat-Rate Envelope||$7.35||$7.75|
|Legal Flat-Rate Envelope||$7.65||$8.05|
|Padded Flat-Rate Envelope||$8||$8.40|
Walsworth Mailing Solutions
You can learn more about the USPS proposed price increases on their website. Explore Walsworth’s mailing solutions, including our co-mail options, on the blog.