2019 Proposed Postal Rate Changes

Updated information related to the proposed changes to the United States Postal Services' rates.

Rates take effect January 27, 2019

The cost of First Class Letter Mail is increasing 10% to $0.55 from $0.50, however, the cost of each additional ounce, up to 13 oz is decreasing to $0.15 from $0.21. A 28.6% discount as compared to today's prices. First Class Flats/Large Envelopes & Single-Piece Postcard pricing is unchanged from 2018 rates.

Priority Mail rates are increasing for most pacakges by an average of 6.2% and Priority Mail Express will increase by an average of 3.9%.

First Class Packages will now be rated based on weight and delivery zone as opposed to the previous pricing scheme which took only weight into account. Even with this change, First Class Package Services remains a cost effective method for shipments which weigh less than 1lb.

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) - Proposed 2019 Rates vs. 2018 Rates
EDDM Per-Piece Prices
2018 2019 Change
Retail 4.0 Oz. or less
$0.179
$0.186
+$0.007 (+4.0%)
Commercial 4.0 Oz. or less
DDU Discount Rate
$0.156
$0.161
+$0.005 (+3.2%)
Marketing Mail - Proposed 2019 Rates vs. 2018 Rates
Marketing Mail Letter
Per-Piece Prices

2018 2019 Change
Letters 3.5 Oz. or less
Automation Mixed Rate
$0.287
$0.291
+$0.004 (+1.4%)
Letters 3.5 Oz. or less
Automation 5-Digit Rate
$0.251
$0.256
+$0.005 (+2.0%)
Letters 3.5 Oz or less
Carrier Route Saturation Rate
$0.186
$0.190
+$0.004 (+2.2%)
Marketing Mail Flat
Per-Piece Prices

2018 2019 Change
Flats 4.0 Oz. or less
Automation Mixed Rate
$0.598
$0.632
+$0.034 (+5.7%)
Flats 4.0 Oz. or less
Automation 5-Digit Rate
$0.393
$0.405
+$0.012 (+3.1%)
Flats 4.0 Oz or less
Carrier Route Saturation Rate
$0.219
$0.224
+$0.005 (+2.3%)
First Class Mail - Proposed 2019 Rates vs. 2018 Rates
First-Class Mail Single-Piece Prices
2018 2019 Change
Letters 1 Oz.
$0.50
$0.55
+$0.05 (+10.0%)
Single-Piece Additional Ounce
$0.21
$0.15
-$0.06 (-28.6%)
Flats/Large Envelope 1 Oz.
$1.00
$1.00
Unchanged
Single-Piece Cards
$0.35
$0.35 Unchanged
Priority Mail - Proposed 2019 Rates
Priority Mail Product
2019 Retail 2019 Commercial Base Commercial Base Savings
Flat Rate Envelope
$7.35
$6.95
$0.40 (5.5%)
Small Flat Rate Box
$7.90
$7.50
$0.40 (5.1%)
Medium Flat Rate Box
$14.35
$12.80
$1.55 (10.8%)
Large Flat Rate Box
$19.95
$17.60
$2.35 (11.8%)
1lb Package to Zone 2
$7.35
$6.95 $.40 (5.4%)
10lb Package to Zone 4
$19.60
$11.69 $7.91 (40.4%)
We will continue to update this page if and when the propsed rates change. You can review the complete USPS price filings with the new proposed prices at the USPS' site here.