Postage Rate Increase

Summary of the 2022 Postage Rate Increase (starting January 9, 2022):


Domestic Mailing:
  • There will be no changes to the First Class Mail letter rate in January 2022. The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will remain at $0.58, no change from 2021.
  • Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will remain at $0.20, no change from 2021.
  • “Metered Mail” rates for First Class Mail letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage and postage meters, will not increase, and will remain at $0.53. This five-cent discount compared to Post Office rates for a First Class Mail letter represents a savings of 8.6%.
  • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will not increase and will remain at $1.16 (no change from 2021). Each additional ounce will cost $0.20 (no change from 2021).
  • NEW: Starting in July 2022, First Class Mail will have scheduled postage rate increases occurring two times per year - in January and in July.

Domestic Shipping:
  • Priority Mail Express will see a rate increase of 4.3% for Commercial Base (online postage) in 2022, with rates will starting at $23.50 (previously $22.75).
  • Priority Mail will see a rate increase of 2.7% for Commercial Base (online postage) in 2022, with rates starting at $7.37 (previously $7.16).
  • First Class Package Service will see a rate increase of 7.4% for Commercial Base (online postage) in 2022, with rates starting at $3.37 (previously at $3.01).
  • Parcel Select Ground will see a rate decrease of 12.1% for Commercial Base (online postage) in 2022, with rates starting at $7.22 (previously $7.01).
  • Media Mail rates will increase by 12.1% in 2022. Rates will start at $3.19 (previously $2.89).
  • NEW: Starting in April 2022, there will be a $1.50 fee for packages that are greater than one cubic foot or have a box length greater than 22 inches if the customer did not provide dimensions or provided inaccurate dimensions inside an online postage provider (e.g. Stamps.com). This will apply to Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail and Parcel Select Ground.
  • NEW: Starting in April 2022, there will be a new “nonstandard fee” for packages that must be sorted manually by the USPS when the dimensions of the package exceed sortation requirements. Rates will be adjusted based on box dimensions. Packages with length over 22 inches will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length over 30 inches will have $15.00 surcharge and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge. This will apply to Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail and Parcel Select Ground.

International Shipping:
  • Priority Mail Express International will see an average rate increase of 3.2% in 2022. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $44.95 (previously 42.85).
  • Priority Mail International will see an average rate increase of 3.7% in 2022. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $46.36 (previously $44.60).
  • First Class Package International Service will see an average rate increase of 4.2% in 2022. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $14.11 (previously $13.54).
Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Letters 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates* 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates*
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.58 $0.58 $0.58 $0.53
First-Class Mail letter - each additional ounce $0.20 $0.20 $0.20 $0.20
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $1.16 $1.16 $1.16 $1.16
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope - each additional ounce $0.20 $0.20 $0.20 $0.20
Postcard $0.40 $0.40 $0.40 $0.40
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Flat Rate Envelopes 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates* 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates*
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope $26.95 $26.35 $23.50 $22.75
Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope $27.50 $26.95 $23.95 $23.25
Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope $27.10 $26.50 $23.75 $22.95
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $8.95 $7.95 $7.75 $7.40
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $9.65 $8.55 $8.45 $8.00
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $9.25 $8.25 $8.05 $7.70
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Packages 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates* 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates*
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.) $26.95 and up $26.35 and up $23.50 and up $22.75 and up
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $8.70 and up $7.70 and up $7.37 and up $7.16 and up
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $9.45 $8.45 $8.25 $7.90
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $16.10 $15.50 $14.25 $13.75
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $21.50 $21.90 $19.20 $19.30
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $20.00 $20.40 $17.70 $17.80
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $10.68 and up $10.13 and up $8.38 and up $7.83 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $11.18 and up $10.53 and up $8.88 and up $8.23 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
First Class® Package Service (1 oz.) $4.50 and up $4.00 and up $3.37 and up $3.01 and up
Parcel Select Ground® (1 lb.) Not Available Not Available $7.22 and up $7.01 and up
Media Mail (1 lb.) $3.19 $2.89 $3.19 $2.89
Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post® - 1 lb.) $8.50 and up $7.70 and up Not Available Not Available
Library Mail (1 lb.) $3.03 $2.75 Not Available Not Available
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
International 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates* 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates*
Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.) $67.80 and up $67.80 and up $64.41 and up $64.41 and up
Priority Mail Express Intl (0.5 lb.) $47.95 and up $45.95 and up $44.95 and up $42.85 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 $47.95 and up $45.95 and up $44.95 $42.85
Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries $64.95 and up $62.95 and up $60.95 and up $57.95 and up
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Canada $40.45 and up $37.60 and up $37.47 and up $35.72 and up
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Other Countries $48.80 and up $46.95 and up $46.36 and up $44.60 and up
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Canada $29.60 $28.50 $28.13 $27.10
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries $36.85 and up $35.45 and up $35.01 and up $33.70 and up
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box - Canada $30.70 $28.50 $29.17 $28.10
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box - Other Countries $38.55 and up $37.10 and up $36.62 and up $35.25 and up
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box - Canada $56.80 $54.65 $53.94 $51.90
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box - Other Countries $82.85 and up $79.75 and up $78.71 and up $75.75 and up
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box - Canada $73.80 $71.05 $70.13 $67.50
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box - Other Countries $108.10 and up $104.05 and up $102.70 and up $98.85 and up
First Class Package Intl Service - Canada (1 lb.) $22.10 $21.25 $21.00 and up $20.19 and up
First Class Package Intl Service - Mexico (1 lb.) $22.60 $21.75 $21.47 and up $20.66 and up
First Class Package Intl Service - Other Countries (1 lb.) $30.90 and up $24.50 and up $28.26 and up $23.28 and up
First Class Mail Intl Letters - Mexico & Canada (1 oz.) $1.30 $1.20 $1.30 $1.20
First Class Mail Intl Letters - Other Countries (1 oz.) $1.30 $1.20 $1.30 $1.20
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Post Office/Retail Rates Stamps.com Rates
Special Services 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates* 2022 Postage Rates 2021 Postage Rates*
Certified Mail™ $3.75 $3.60 $3.75 $3.60
Certificate of Mailing $1.65 $1.55 $1.65 $1.55
Registered Mail™ $13.75 and up $12.90 and up $13.75 and up $12.90 and up
USPS Tracking $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Restricted Delivery $5.85 $5.40 $5.85 $5.40
Return Receipt - (mail) $3.05 $2.85 $3.05 $2.85
Return Receipt - (electronic) $1.85 $1.75 $1.85 $1.75
Return Receipt - (for Merchandise) Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
Signature Confirmation™ $3.45 $3.20 $2.90 $2.70
Adult Signature - (Basic) $8.50 $6.90 $8.50 $6.90
Adult Signature - (Person Specific) $8.75 $7.15 $8.75 $7.15
Package Intercept $15.95 $15.25 $15.95 $15.25
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* 2021 postage rates do not include the holiday surcharge fee.


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