Monday, January 21, 2013

USPS 2013 Postage Rate Increase Information

 On January 27th, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service will implement a postage rate increase for most mail classes. For your convenience, the Stamps.com software has already been updated to reflect the new rates, so there’s nothing you need to do.

The following is a summary of the rate change based on discounted rates available to Stamps.com customers:

First Class Price Changes

Rates as of 1/27/2013

Previous Postage Rates

First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.)

$0.46

$0.45

First-Class Mail letter – each additional ounce

$0.20

$0.20

Postcard

$0.33

$0.32

First-Class Mail flat (1 oz.)

$0.92

$0.90

First-Class Mail flat – each additional ounce

$0.20

$0.20

First-Class Mail parcel (1 oz.)

$1.69

$1.64

First-Class Mail International to all other countries (1 oz.)

$1.10

$1.05

 
 

Priority Mail Price Changes

Rates as of 1/27/2013

Previous Postage Rates

Priority Mail (1 lb.)

$5.05

$4.90

Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope

$5.05

$4.90

Priority Mail Flat Rate Legal Envelope

$5.25

$5.10

Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope

$5.75

$5.10

Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box

$5.15

$5.15

Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box

$11.30

$10.85

Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box

$15.30

$14.65

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box (A) – Zones 1&2

$5.32

$5.04

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box (B) – Zones 1&2

$6.16

$5.90

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box (C) – Zones 1&2

$15.11

$14.44

 
 

Express Mail Price Changes

Rates as of 1/27/2013

Previous Postage Rates

Express Mail (0.5 lb.) – Zones 1&2

$13.09

$12.85

Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope (Regular and Legal)

$18.11

$17.75

Express Mail Flat Rate Box

$39.95

$39.95

 
 

Package Service Mail Price Changes

Rates as of 1/27/2013

Previous Postage Rates

Parcel Select* (1 lb.) – Zones 1&2

$5.42

New Service

Media Mail (1 lb.)

$2.53

$2.47

Library Mail (1 lb.)

$2.40

$2.35


*In 2013, Parcel Post is being replaced by Parcel Select.

Special Service Price Changes

Rates as of 1/27/2013

Previous Postage Rates

Certified Mail™ (in addition to postage)

$3.10

$2.95

Certificate of Mailing

$1.20

$1.15

Registered Mail

$11.20 and up

$10.95 and up

Delivery Confirmation

$0.20

$0.19

Restricted Delivery

$4.75

$4.55

Return Receipt (mail)

$2.55

$2.35

Return Receipt (electronic)

$1.25

$1.15

Return Receipt (for merchandise)

$4.10

$3.95

Signature Confirmation

$2.20

$2.10

Adult Signature (basic)

$4.95

$4.75

Adult Signature (person specific)

$5.15

$4.95

 
 

International Price Changes

Rates as of 1/27/2013

Previous Postage Rates

Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.)

$47.45 and up

$44.00 and up

Express Mail Int’l (0.5 lb.)

$32.59 and up

$26.91 and up

Express Mail Int’l Flat Rate Box (Canada)

$64.95

$59.95

Express Mail Int’l Flat Rate Box (Other Countries)

$79.95

$74.95

Express Mail Int’l Flat Rate Envelopes (Canada)

$34.95

$29.95

Express Mail Int’l Flat Rate Envelopes (Other Countries)

$44.95

$38.00

Priority Mail Int’l (1 lb.)

$27.40 and up

$22.09 and up

Priority Mail Int’l Flat Rate Envelopes (Canada)

$19.95

$12.95

Priority Mail Int’l Flat Rate Envelopes (Other Countries)

$23.95

$16.95

Priority Mail Int’l Small Flat Rate Box (Canada)

$19.95

$12.95

Priority Mail Int’l Small Flat Rate Box (Other Countries)

$23.95

$16.95

Priority Mail Int’l Medium Flat Rate Box (Canada)

$40.95

$32.95

Priority Mail Int’l Medium Flat Rate Box (Other Countries)

$59.95

$47.95

Priority Mail Int’l Large Flat Rate Box (Canada)

$53.95

$39.95

Priority Mail Int’l Large Flat Rate Box (Other Countries)

$77.95

$60.95

First Class Package Int’l Service (Canada – 1 lb.)

$9.50

$5.75

First Class Package Int’l Service (Mexico – 1 lb.)

$13.55

$9.29

First Class Package Int’l Service (Asia, Europe Australia – 1 lb.)

$15.08

$11.60

First Class Package Int’l Service (Other Countries – 1 lb.)

$14.63

$11.26

First Class Mail Int’l Letters (Mexico & Canada – 1 oz.)

$1.10

$0.85

First Class Mail Int’l Letters (Other Countries – 1 oz.)

$1.10

$1.05

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