Postage Rate Increase

Info on the 2015 USPS Postage Rate Increase

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will implement new postage rates in 2015 (Date: TBD) for several mail classes and special services.

Summary of the 2015 Postage Rate Increase:


Domestic:
  • First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) will remain the same at $0.49 when purchased at the Post Office. Each additional ounce will cost $0.22 (up one cent from 2014).
  • The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will increase from $0.48 to $0.485 in 2015.
  • First Class Flats (1 oz.) will stay the same at $0.98 in 2015. Each additional ounce will cost $0.22 (up one cent from 2014).
  • Postcard rates will increase by one cent to $0.35 from $0.34.
  • Media Mail will see an increase of 6.2% in 2015. Rates will start at $2.72 (1 lb.), up $0.03 compared to 2014.
  • Parcel Select (non-presort) will see an increase of 9.8% in 2015. Rates for a 1 lb. package will begin at $5.70.
  • Parcel Select rates are decreasing for heavier packages. Packages weighing 6 lbs. to 24 lbs. that are being shipped to Zones 1 – 4 will see a decrease of up to $9.35 per package (15 lb., Zone 4) in 2015.
  • First Class Package Service will see an increase of 5.1% in 2015. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $2.04 (1 oz.), up $0.11 compared to 2014.
  • Priority Mail rates are NOT INCREASING in 2015. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will continue to start at $5.05.
  • Priority Mail Express rates are NOT INCREASING in 2015. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will continue to start at $13.09.
  • USPS Tracking when purchased online will cost $0.36 in 2015, compared to $0.23 in 2014.

International:
  • Postage for First Class Mail International Letters (1 oz.) and postcards will increase by five cents from $1.15 to $1.20.
  • First Class Package International Service will see an increase of 7.2% in 2015. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $6.39 (1 oz.), up $0.23 compared to 2014.
  • Priority Mail International will see an increase of 5.5% in 2015. Commercial Base (online postage) rates (for all countries except Canada) will start at $32.63 (1 lb.), up $0.70 compared to 2014.
  • For Priority Mail International packages being shipped to Canada, zoned prices based on origin ZIP Code have been introduced. Commercial Base (online postage) rates for a 1 lb. package will begin at $26.75.
  • Priority Mail Express International will see an increase of 6.7% in 2015. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $35.53 (0.5 lbs.), up $2.29 compared to 2014.

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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Letters 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.49 $0.49 $0.485 $0.48
First-Class Mail letter - each additional ounce $0.22 $0.21 $0.22 $0.21
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $0.98 $0.98 $0.98 $0.98
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope -
each additional ounce
$0.22 $0.21 $0.22 $0.21
Postcard $0.35 $0.34 $0.35 $0.34
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Flat Rate Envelopes 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope $19.99 $19.99 $18.11 $18.11
Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope $19.99 $19.99 $18.11 $18.11
Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope $19.99 $19.99 $18.11 $18.11
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $5.75 $5.75 $5.05 $5.05
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $6.10 $6.10 $5.70 $5.70
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $5.90 $5.90 $5.25 $5.25
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Packages 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.) $16.95 and up $16.95 and up $13.09 and up $13.09 and up
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box $44.95 $44.95 $44.95 $44.95
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $5.75 and up $5.75 and up $5.05 and up $5.05 and up
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $5.95 $5.95 $5.25 $5.25
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $12.65 $12.65 $11.30 $11.30
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $17.90 $17.90 $15.80 $15.80
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $15.90 $15.90 $13.80 $13.80
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $6.07 and up $6.07 and up $5.32 and up $5.32 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $6.91 and up $6.91 and up $6.16 and up $6.16 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C $10.60 and up $10.60 and up $9.85 and up $9.85 and up
First Class Mail® Package Service (1 oz.) $2.54 $2.32 $2.04 $1.93
Parcel Select® (1 lb.) Not Available Not Available $5.70 and up $5.55 and up
Media Mail (1 lb.) $2.72 $2.69 $2.72 $2.69
Standard Post® (formerly Parcel Post® - 1 lb.) $5.75 $5.60 Not Available Not Available
Library Mail (1 lb.) $2.59 $2.56 $2.59 $2.56
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
International 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates
Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.) $55.85 and up $51.50 and up $46.91 and up $48.40 and up
Priority Mail Express Intl (0.5 lb.) $38.00 and up $35.25 and up $35.53 and up $33.24 and up
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box - Canada $71.50 $66.95 $65.75 $61.60
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$90.95 $84.95 $83.75 $78.25
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Canada $38.50 $35.95 $35.50 $33.00
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries $49.95 $46.50 $45.95 $42.75
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Canada $30.75 and up $29.25 and up $26.75 $27.13 and up
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Other Countries $37.50 and up $34.50 and up $32.63 and up $31.93 and up
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes -
Canada
$21.95 $20.55 $20.85 $19.50
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes -
Other Countries
$26.50 $24.75 $25.25 $23.50
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box -
Canada
$21.95 $20.55 $20.85 $19.50
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$26.50 $24.75 $25.25 $23.50
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box -
Canada
$45.25 $42.25 $42.95 $40.15
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$66.25 $61.75 $62.95 $58.65
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box -
Canada
$59.75 $55.75 $56.75 $52.95
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$86.25 $80.50 $81.95 $76.50
First Class Package Intl Service - Canada
(1 lb.)
$11.75 $10.95 $10.58 $9.50
First Class Package Intl Service - Mexico
(1 lb.)
$16.15 $15.05 $14.54 $13.55
First Class Package Intl Service -
Asia, Europe, Australia (1 lb.)
$17.95 $16.75 $16.16 $15.08
First Class Package Intl Service - Other Countries (1 lb.) $17.50 $16.25 $15.75 $14.63
First Class Mail Intl Letters -
Mexico & Canada (1 oz.)
$1.20 $1.15 $1.20 $1.15
First Class Mail Intl Letters -
Other Countries (1 oz.)
$1.20 $1.15 $1.20 $1.15
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Special Services 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates 2015 Postage Rates 2014 Postage Rates
Certified Mail™ $3.45 $3.30 $3.45 $3.30
Certificate of Mailing $1.35 $1.30 $1.35 $1.30
Registered Mail™ $12.20 and up $11.95 and up $12.20 and up $11.95 and up
USPS Tracking $0.00 $1.05 $0.36 $0.23
Restricted Delivery $5.15 $5.05 $5.15 $5.05
Return Receipt - (mail) $2.80 $2.70 $2.80 $2.70
Return Receipt - (electronic) $1.40 $1.35 $1.40 $1.35
Return Receipt - (for Merchandise) $4.40 $4.40 $4.40 $4.40
Signature Confirmation™ $3.00 $2.90 $2.45 $2.35
Adult Signature - (Basic) Must be purchased online Must be purchased online $5.50 $5.20
Adult Signature - (Person Specific) Must be purchased online Must be purchased online $5.75 $5.45
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