USPS 2017 Shipping Rate Changes

On January 22nd, 2017, the U.S. Postal Service will implement a postage rate change. For your convenience, Stamps.com will be updated automatically to reflect the new rates.

First-Class Letters, Postcards, and Flats

The following table shows the increase in price when compared to the previous postage rates. Note that the retail rate for First-Class Letters will increase to $0.49. However Stamps.com customers will receive the discounted $0.46 rate.

 First-Class Mail Piece  Previous Postage Rates  Rates as of 01/22/2017  Price Change
 First-Class Letter (1 oz.)  $0.465  $0.46  ($0.005)
 First-Class Letter – each additional ounce  $0.21  $0.21  $0.00
 Postcard  $0.34  $0.34  $0.00
 First-Class Large Envelopes and Flats (1oz)  $0.94  $0.98  $0.04
 First-Class Large Envelopes and Flats – each additional ounce  $0.21  $0.21  $0.00

First-Class, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express Packages

The following table shows the increase in price when compared to the previous postage rates.

 Mail Service  Previous Postage Rates  Rates as of 01/22/2017  Average % Increase
 First-Class Packages (1 oz.)  $2.60  $2.61  ~ 0.4%
 Priority Mail Large Envelopes or Flats / Packages (1 oz. Zone 1)  $5.75  $5.95  ~ 3.9%
 Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope  $5.75  $5.95  3%
 Priority Mail Flat Legal Rate Envelope  $5.75  $6.25  8%
 Priority Mail Flat Padded Rate Envelope  $6.10  $6.50  6%
 Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box  $6.10  $6.45  5%
 Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box  $11.95  $12.40  4%
 Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box  $16.35  $17.05  4%
 Priority Mail Express Large Envelopes or Flats / Packages (1 oz. Zone 1)  $20.66  $21.18 ~ 3.3%
 Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope  $20.66  $21.18  2.5%
 Priority Mail Express Flat Legal Rate Envelope  $20.66  $21.28  3%
 Priority Mail Express Flat Padded Rate Envelope  $20.66  $21.64  4.7%

Media Mail

Media Mail will see a slight increase. The Media Mail 1-lb rate will increase from $2.61 to $2.63 and each pound thereafter will be an additional $0.49.

Parcel Select Ground

Overall Parcel Select Ground will see an average increase of 2.7%.

International Services

First Class Mail International, Priority Mail International, and Priority Mail Express International will not see a rate increase.

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