USPS Holiday Shipping Rates

Info on the temporary 2021 USPS Holiday Shipping Rate Increase (starting Oct 3, 2021)

The USPS implemented a temporary holiday shipping rate increase starting at 12:01 am ET Sunday, October 3, 2021 through 11:59 pm ET Sunday, December 26, 2021.

The USPS holiday rate increase will only impact domestic shipping products. International shipping rates will not change.

Rates increase based on the distance (shipping zones) the package is traveling and the weight of the package. As an example, Priority Mail rates are increasing by $0.25 for a package weighing between 0-10 lbs traveling to Zones 1-4, and are increasing by $0.75 for a package weighing 0-10 lbs traveling to Zones 5-9.

  • Priority Mail Express will see an average rate increase of 2.2% during the 2021 holiday period. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $23.00 (previously $22.75).
  • Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 6.3% during the 2021 holiday period. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $7.41 (previously $7.16).
  • First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 8.0% during the 2021 holiday period. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $3.31 (previously $3.01).
  • Parcel Select Ground will see an average rate increase of 6.2% during the 2021 holiday period. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $7.26 (previously $7.01).


Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Shipping Service 2021 Postage Rates - Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Non-Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Non-Holiday
Oct 3 through Dec 26, 2021 Jan 24 through Oct 2, 2021 Oct 3 through Dec 26, 2021 Jan 24 through Oct 2, 2021
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.) $26.60 and up $26.60 and up $23.00 and up $23.00 and up
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $7.95 and up $7.95 and up $7.41 and up $7.41 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $10.38 and up $10.38 and up $8.08 and up $8.08 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $10.78 and up $10.78 and up $8.48 and up $8.48 and up
First Class® Package Service (1 oz.) $4.30 and up $4.30 and up $3.31 and up $3.31 and up
Parcel Select Ground® (1 lb.) Not Available Not Available $7.26 and up $7.26 and up
Media Mail (1 lb.) $3.19 $3.19 $3.19 $3.19
Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post® - 1 lb.) $7.95 and up $7.95 and up Not Available Not Available
Library Mail (1 lb.) $2.75 $3.03 Not Available Not Available
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Flat Rate Boxes 2021 Postage Rates - Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Non-Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Non-Holiday
Oct 3 through Dec 26, 2021 Jan 24 through Oct 2, 2021 Oct 3 through Dec 26, 2021 Jan 24 through Oct 2, 2021
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $9.20 $9.20 $8.65 $8.65
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $16.25 $16.25 $14.50 $14.50
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $22.65 $22.65 $20.05 $20.05
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $21.15 $21.15 $18.55 $18.55
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Flat Rate Envelopes 2021 Postage Rates - Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Non-Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Holiday 2021 Postage Rates - Non-Holiday
Oct 3 through Dec 26, 2021 Jan 24 through Oct 2, 2021 Oct 3 through Dec 26, 2021 Jan 24 through Oct 2, 2021
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope $27.10 $27.10 $23.50 $23.00
Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope $27.70 $27.70 $24.00 $24.00
Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope $27.25 $27.25 $23.70 $23.70
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $8.70 $8.70 $8.15 $8.15
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $9.30 $9.30 $8.75 $8.75
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $9.00 $9.00 $8.45 $8.45
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Stamps.com will automatically update with the new USPS rates on Oct 3, 2021.


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