USPS® 2018 Rate Change

Robert J Sullivan

The USPS® has finalized their proposed rate changes for 2018, which are due to go into effect January 21st. Below is a brief summary of the more important changes:

Retail First Class Mail (up to 1.0 oz)

 Stamp Price

Current

$.49

New

$.50

 Meter Price

Current

$.46

New

$.47

 Flat Price

Current

$.98

New

$1.00

 Postcard Price

Current

$.34

New

$.35

There were also many changes with respect to automation commercial mail, for both First Class and Marketing Mail. In most circumstances, there was a small increase while some remained the same and a small number of rates decreased by a small amount. The average increase, among USPS Marketing Mail Automation Letters for example, was $.00163/piece, across all sort levels.


The full overview of the changes can be found here.

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