USPS Postage Rates

USPS® Rates are determined based on a combination of weight, mail class, and shape. For certain services, discounted pricing is available for customers who purchase from online PC Postage services such as Stamps.com. Below is a summary of the latest USPS prices:

New Rate (effective Sunday, January 17, 2016) Postage Rates
First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) - Retail/Post Office Rate* $0.47
First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) - Metered Mail/Stamps.com Rate $0.465
First Class Mail Letter - each additional ounce $0.21
Postcard $0.34
First Class Mail Flat (1 oz.) $0.94
First Class Mail Flat - each additional ounce $0.21
First Class Mail International Letter $1.15
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb., zones 1&2) $20.66 and up
Priority Mail (1 lb., zones 1&2) $5.75 and up
First Class Package Service (1-6 oz.) $2.45 and up
Parcel Select Ground (1 lb., zones 1&2) $5.95 and up
Retail Ground (1 lb., zones 1&2) - Retail/Post Office Rate*
Formerly Parcel Post and Standard Post
$6.75 and up
Media Mail (1 lb., zones 1&2) $2.61
Priority Mail Express International (0.5 lb., zone 1) $38.90 and up
Priority Mail International (1 lb.) - Canada $30.16 and up
Priority Mail International (1 lb.) - Other Countries $36.81 and up
First Class Package International Service (1 oz., Group 1) $14.73 and up
  • Retail/Post Office Rate: Prices paid when going to Post Office to purchase postage. Unless indicated, rates listed are discounted rates for online purchase available through Stamps.com.
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In addition to postage for delivery, the USPS also offers a variety of special services such as Certified Mail, USPS Tracking, and Insurance. Here is a summary of these special services:

New Rate (effective Sunday, January 17, 2016) Postage Rates
Certificate of Mailing $1.30
Certified Mail $3.30
Collect on Delivery (COD) $7.25 and up
Electronic USPS Tracking:
Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, Parcel Select Ground, First Class Package Service & Media Mail
FREE
Notice of Non-Delivery No longer available
Registered Mailing $11.70 and up
Restricted Delivery $4.95
Return Receipt (Electronic) $1.35
Return Receipt $2.70
Return Receipt for Merchandise $4.20
Signature Confirmation $2.35
Adult Signature Confirmation $8.25
Package Intercept $12.55
Stamps.com Insurance $1.98 and up
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Stamps.com software includes everything customers need to calculate current postage rates. With Stamps.com all you need to do is weigh your mail piece and choose your mail class, destination, and special services and Stamps.com will automatically calculate the required postage. When postage rates change, Stamps.com will update the rates automatically. Best of all, unlike postal meters and other postage vendors, Stamps.com does not charge any fees to update rates.


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