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:

USPS Mail Class (effective Sunday, July 10, 2022)

Postage Rates

First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) – Retail/Post Office Rate*

$0.60

First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) – Metered Mail/Stamps.com Rate

$0.57

First Class Mail Letter – each additional ounce

$0.24

Postcard

$0.44

First Class Mail Flat (1 oz.)

$1.20

First Class Mail Flat – each additional ounce

$0.24

First Class Mail International Letter

$1.40

Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb., zones 1&2)

$23.50 and up

Priority Mail (1 lb., zones 1&2)

$7.37 and up

First Class Package Service (1-6 oz.)

$3.37 and up

Parcel Select Ground (1 lb., zones 1&2)

$7.22 and up

Retail Ground (1 lb., zones 1&2) – Retail/Post Office Rate*
Formerly Parcel Post and Standard Post

$8.50 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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USPS Mail Class (effective Sunday, July 10, 2022)

Postage Rates

Media Mail (1 lb., zones 1&2)

$3.49

Priority Mail Express International (0.5 lb., zone 1)

$44.95 and up

Priority Mail International (1 lb.) – Canada

$37.47 and up

Priority Mail International (1 lb.) – Other Countries

$46.36 and up

First Class Package International Service (1 oz., Group 1)

$21.00

*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.

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:

USPS Special Service (effective Sunday, July 10, 2022)

Postage Rates

Certificate of Mailing

$1.75

Certified Mail

$4.00

Collect on Delivery (COD)

$9.20 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

$14.65 and up

Restricted Delivery

$6.25

Return Receipt (Electronic)

$2.00

Return Receipt

$3.25

Return Receipt for Merchandise

Discontinued

Signature Confirmation

$3.65

Adult Signature Confirmation

$8.50

Package Intercept

$15.95

Stamps.com Insurance

$2.45 and up

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