After approval from the Postal Regulatory Committee last month, the USPS will move forward with new postal rates for market dominant mail (first class letters, postcards and flats, and standard mail letters and flats) and competitive mail (priority mail, packages). The changes go into effect on January 21.
There will be a one cent increase to postcard stamps and metered letters. The rate change does not include any price change for single-piece letters being mailed to international destinations or for additional ounces for letters.
Per USPS: “The prices will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. While Mailing Services price increases are limited based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically, according to market conditions and the need to maintain affordable services for customers.”
2018 Commercial First-class letter rates:
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2018 Commercial Marketing Mail rates:
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For more information, go to USPS.com.