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USPS announces postage rate increase
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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS)  implemented new postage rates for most mailing (market dominant) products on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Mailing Letters, Postcards and Flats/Large Envelopes:

•The First Class Mail (1-oz.) letter rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will increase two cents to $0.60 from $0.58.

•The “Metered Mail” rate for First Class Mail (1-oz.) letters, which includes online postage and postage meters, will increase four cents to $0.57 from $0.53.  “Metered Mail” for a First Class Mail (1-oz.) letter will be three cents cheaper than the Post Office rate, a savings of five percent.

•Additional ounces (Post Office and Metered Mail) for First Class Mail letters are increasing by four cents to $0.24 from $0.20.

•First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1-oz.) rates will increase four cents to $1.20 from $1.16. Each additional ounce will cost $0.24.

•First Class Mail International (1-oz.) letter rates for postage purchased at the Post Office or online will increase ten cents to $1.40 from $1.30.

•Postcards will increase by four cents to $0.44 from $0.40.

•Certified Mail will increase by 25 cents to $4 from $3.75.

•Special services, such as Registered Mail, Signature Confirmation, and Return Receipt, will also increase in July 2022.

Domestic Shipping:

•Media Mail rates will increase by nine percent. Rates will start at $3.49 (previously $3.19).

•NEW:  Priority Mail will now include $100 of insurance for free (previously $50 of insurance was provided for free).

•NEW:  Cubic pricing is being introduced for Parcel Select Ground.