Postage Rate Increase

Info on the 2017 USPS Postage Rate Increase

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will implement new postage rates for several mailing and shipping products on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Summary of the 2017 Postage Rate Increase:


Domestic Mailing:
  • First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) rates will increase from $0.47 to $0.49 when purchased at the Post Office. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
  • The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will decrease from $0.465 to $0.46. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
  • First Class Mail Flats (1 oz.) will increase from $0.94 to $0.98. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
  • Postcard rates will remain the same at $0.34.

Domestic Shipping:
  • Priority Mail Express will see an overall rate increase of 3.4% in 2017.
  • Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 3.9% in 2017.
  • First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 4.1% in 2017.
  • First Class Mail — Parcels available at the Post Office will also see an increase and rates will start at $2.67 (previously $2.62) for a 1 oz. package.
  • Parcel Select Ground will increase by 2.7%, but rates for some weight and zone groupings will be going down compared to 2016.
  • Media Mail rates will start at $2.63 instead of $2.61 for a 1 lb. package.

International Shipping:
  • Priority Mail Express International rates will not change in 2017.
  • Priority Mail International rates will not change in 2017.
  • First Class Package International rates will not change in 2017.

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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Letters 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.49 $0.47 $0.46 $0.47
First-Class Mail letter - each additional ounce $0.21 $0.21 $0.21 $0.21
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $0.98 $0.94 $0.98 $0.94
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope - each additional ounce $0.21 $0.21 $0.21 $0.21
Postcard $0.34 $0.34 $0.34 $0.34
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Flat Rate Envelopes 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope $23.75 $22.95 $21.18 $20.66
Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope $24.95 $22.95 $21.64 $20.66
Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope $23.95 $22.95 $21.28 $20.66
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $6.65 $6.45 $5.95 $5.75
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $7.20 $6.80 $6.50 $6.10
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $6.95 $6.45 $6.25 $5.75
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Packages 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.) $23.75 and up $16.95 $20.66 $13.09
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box Discontinued $44.95 Discontinued $44.95
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $6.65 and up $6.45 and up $5.95 and up $5.75 and up
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $7.15 $6.80 $6.45 $6.10
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $13.60 $13.45 $12.40 $11.95
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $18.85 $18.75 $17.05 $16.35
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $17.35 $16.75 $15.55 $14.35
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $8.77 and up $8.26 and up $6.52 and up $6.01 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $9.42 and up $8.96 and up $7.17 and up $6.71 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
First Class® Package Service (1 oz.) $2.67 $2.62 $2.61* $2.60
Parcel Select Ground® (1 lb.) Not Available Not Available $5.95 and up $5.95 and up
Media Mail (1 lb.) $2.63 $2.61 $2.63 $2.61
Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post® - 1 lb.) $6.65 and up $6.75 and up Not Available Not Available
Library Mail (1 lb.) $2.50 $2.48 Not Available Not Available
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
International 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates
Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.) $62.00 and up $59.95 and up $58.90 and up $56.95 and up
Priority Mail Express Intl (0.5 lb.) $40.95 and up $40.95 and up $38.90 and up $38.90 and up
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box - Canada Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box - Other Countries Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Canada $41.50 and up $41.50 $39.45 $39.45
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries $57.50 and up $57.50 $54.65 and up $54.65 and up
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Canada $31.75 and up $31.75 and up $30.16 and up $30.16 and up
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Other Countries $38.75 and up $38.75 and up $36.81 and up $36.81 and up
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Canada $23.95 $23.95 $22.75 $22.75
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries $29.95 and up $29.95 $28.45 and up $28.45 and up
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box - Canada $24.95 $24.95 $23.70 $23.70
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box - Other Countries $30.95 and up $30.95 $29.40 and up $29.40 and up
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box - Canada $45.95 $45.95 $43.65 $43.65
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box - Other Countries $66.95 and up $66.95 $63.60 and up $63.60 and up
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box - Canada $59.95 $59.95 $56.95 $56.95
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box - Other Countries $86.95 and up $86.95 $82.60 and up $82.60 and up
First Class Package Intl Service - Canada (1 lb.) $15.50 $15.50 $14.73 and up $14.73 and up
First Class Package Intl Service - Mexico (1 lb.) $20.75 $20.75 $19.71 and up $19.71 and up
First Class Package Intl Service - Other Countries (1 lb.) $22.00 and up $22.00 and up $20.90 and up $20.90 and up
First Class Mail Intl Letters - Mexico & Canada (1 oz.) $1.15 $1.15 $1.15 $1.15
First Class Mail Intl Letters - Other Countries (1 oz.) $1.15 $1.15 $1.15 $1.15
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Special Services 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates
Certified Mail™ $3.35 $3.30 $3.35 $3.30
Certificate of Mailing $1.35 $1.30 $1.35 $1.30
Registered Mail™ $11.70 and up $11.70 and up $11.70 and up $11.70 and up
USPS Tracking $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Restricted Delivery $4.95 $4.95 $4.95 $4.95
Return Receipt - (mail) $2.75 $2.70 $2.75 $2.70
Return Receipt - (electronic) $1.45 $1.35 $1.45 $1.35
Return Receipt - (for Merchandise) $4.20 $4.20 $4.20 $4.20
Signature Confirmation™ $2.90 $2.90 $2.45 $2.35
Adult Signature - (Basic) $5.90 $5.70 $5.90 $5.70
Adult Signature - (Person Specific) $6.15 $5.95 $6.15 $5.95
Package Intercept $12.95 $12.55 $12.95 $12.55
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