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.
•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.