Postage Rate Increase

Holiday Shipping Rate Increase Info

The USPS implemented a temporary shipping rate increase for the peak holiday season, starting Sunday October 2, 2022 and ending Sunday, January 22, 2023. The rate increase impacts Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First Class Package Service, Parcel Select and USPS Retail Ground. Get more info on the Holiday Rate Increase.

Info on the 2022 USPS Postage Rate Increase (Implemented July 10, 2022)

The U.S. Postal Service will implement new postage rates for most mailing (market dominant) products on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Mailing Letters, Postcards and Flats/Large Envelopes:

  • The First Class Mail (1 oz.) letter rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will increase two cents to $0.60 from $0.58.
  • The “Metered Mail” rate for First Class Mail (1 oz.) letters which includes online postage and postage meters, will increase 4 cents to $0.57 from $0.53. “Metered Mail” for a First Class Mail (1 oz.) letter will be three cents cheaper which than the Post Office rate, a savings of 5%.
  • Additional ounces (Post Office and Metered Mail) for a First Class Mail letters are increasing by four cents to $0.24 from $0.20.
  • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will increase four cents to $1.20 from $1.16. Each additional ounce will cost $0.24.
  • First Class Mail International (1 oz.) letter rates for postage purchased at the Post Office or online will increase ten cents to $1.40 from $1.30.
  • Postcards will increase by four cents to $0.44 from $0.40.
  • Certified Mail will increase by twenty-five cents to $4.00 from $3.75.
  • Special services such as Registered Mail, Signature Confirmation and Return Receipt will also increase in July 2022.

Domestic Shipping:

  • Media Mail rates will increase by 9%. Rates will start at $3.49 (previously $3.19).
  • NEW: Priority Mail will now include $100 of insurance for free (previously $50 of insurance was provided for free).
  • NEW: Cubic pricing is being introduced for Parcel Select Ground.

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

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).
  • Starting in April 2022, a $1.50 fee was introduced 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 applies to Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail and Parcel Select Ground.
  • Starting in April 2022, a new “nonstandard fee” was introduced 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 applies 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).
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Letters

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

Letters:

First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.60

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.58

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.57

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.53
Letters:

First-Class Mail letter – each additional ounce

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.24

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.20

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.24

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.20
Letters:

First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.20

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.16

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.20

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.16
Letters:

First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope – each additional ounce

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.24

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.20

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.24

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.20
Letters:

Postcard

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.44

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.40

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.44

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.40

Post Office/Retail Rates

Stamps.com Rates

Flat Rate Envelopes

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

Flat Rate Envelopes:

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope

2022 Postage Rates : 

$26.95

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$26.35

2022 Postage Rates : 

$23.50

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$22.75
Flat Rate Envelopes:

Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope

2022 Postage Rates : 

$27.50

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$26.95

2022 Postage Rates : 

$23.95

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$23.25
Flat Rate Envelopes:

Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope

2022 Postage Rates : 

$27.10

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$26.50

2022 Postage Rates : 

$23.75

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$22.95
Flat Rate Envelopes:

Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.95

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.95

2022 Postage Rates : 

$7.75

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.40
Flat Rate Envelopes:

Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope

2022 Postage Rates : 

$9.65

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.55

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.45

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.00
Flat Rate Envelopes:

Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope

2022 Postage Rates : 

$9.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.25

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.05

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.70

Post Office/Retail Rates

Stamps.com Rates

Packages

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

Packages:

Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$26.95 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$26.35 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$23.50 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$22.75 and up
Packages:

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box

2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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Packages:

Priority Mail (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.70 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.70 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$7.37 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.16 and up
Packages:

Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box

2022 Postage Rates : 

$9.45

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.45

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.90
Packages:

Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box

2022 Postage Rates : 

$16.10

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$15.50

2022 Postage Rates : 

$14.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$13.75
Packages:

Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box

2022 Postage Rates : 

$21.50

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$21.90

2022 Postage Rates : 

$19.20

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$19.30
Packages:

Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box

2022 Postage Rates : 

$20.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$20.40

2022 Postage Rates : 

$17.70

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$17.80
Packages:

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A

2022 Postage Rates : 

$10.68 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$10.13 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.38 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.83 and up
Packages:

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B

2022 Postage Rates : 

$11.18 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$10.53 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.88 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.23 and up
Packages:

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C

2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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Packages:

First Class® Package Service (1 oz.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$4.50 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$4.00 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.37 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.01 and up
Packages:

Parcel Select Ground %>® (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

Not Available

2021 Postage Rates* : 

Not Available

2022 Postage Rates : 

$7.22 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.01 and up
Packages:

Media Mail (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.49

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.19

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.49

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.19
Packages:

Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post® – 1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.50 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$7.70 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

Not Available

2021 Postage Rates* : 

Not Available
Packages:

Library Mail (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.32

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.03

2022 Postage Rates : 

Not Available

2021 Postage Rates* : 

Not Available

Post Office/Retail Rates

Stamps.com Rates

International

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

International:

Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$67.80 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$67.80 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$64.41 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$64.41 and up
International:

Priority Mail Express Intl (0.5 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$47.95 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$45.95 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$44.95 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$42.85 and up
International:

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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International:

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

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International:

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

$47.95 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$45.95 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$44.95

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$42.85
International:

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

$64.95 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$62.95 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$60.95 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$57.95 and up
International:

Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

$40.45 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$37.60 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$37.47 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$35.72 and up
International:

Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

$48.80 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$46.95 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$46.36 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$44.60 and up
International:

Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

$29.60

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$28.50

2022 Postage Rates : 

$28.13

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$27.10
International:

Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

$36.85 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$35.45 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$35.01 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$33.70 and up
International:

Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

$30.70

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$28.50

2022 Postage Rates : 

$29.17

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$28.10
International:

Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

$38.55 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$37.10 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$36.62 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$35.25 and up
International:

Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

$56.80

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$54.65

2022 Postage Rates : 

$53.94

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$51.90
International:

Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

$82.85 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$79.75 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$78.71 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$75.75 and up
International:

Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box – Canada

2022 Postage Rates : 

$73.80

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$71.05

2022 Postage Rates : 

$70.13

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$67.50
International:

Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box – Other Countries

2022 Postage Rates : 

$108.10 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$104.05 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$102.70 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$98.85 and up
International:

First Class Package Intl Service – Canada (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$22.10

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$21.25

2022 Postage Rates : 

$21.00 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$20.19 and up
International:

First Class Package Intl Service – Mexico (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$22.60

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$21.75

2022 Postage Rates : 

$21.47 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$20.66 and up
International:

First Class Package Intl Service – Other Countries (1 lb.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$30.90 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$24.50 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$28.26 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$23.28 and up
International:

First Class Mail Intl Letters – Mexico & Canada (1 oz.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.40

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.30

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.40

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.30
International:

First Class Mail Intl Letters – Other Countries (1 oz.)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.40

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.30

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.40

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.30

Post Office/Retail Rates

Stamps.com Rates

Special Services

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

2022 Postage Rates

2021 Postage Rates*

Special Services:

Certified Mail™

2022 Postage Rates : 

$4.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.75

2022 Postage Rates : 

$4.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.75
Special Services:

Certificate of Mailing

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.75

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.65

2022 Postage Rates : 

$1.75

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.65
Special Services:

Registered Mail™

2022 Postage Rates : 

$14.65 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$13.75 and up

2022 Postage Rates : 

$14.65 and up

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$13.75 and up
Special Services:

USPS Tracking

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.00

2022 Postage Rates : 

$0.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$0.00
Special Services:

Restricted Delivery

2022 Postage Rates : 

$6.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$5.85

2022 Postage Rates : 

$6.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$5.85
Special Services:

Return Receipt – (mail)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.05

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.25

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.05
Special Services:

Return Receipt – (electronic)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$2.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.85

2022 Postage Rates : 

$2.00

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$1.85
Special Services:

Return Receipt – (for Merchandise)

2022 Postage Rates : 

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2021 Postage Rates* : 

Discontinued

2022 Postage Rates : 

Discontinued

2021 Postage Rates* : 

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Special Services:

Signature Confirmation™

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.65

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.45

2022 Postage Rates : 

$3.65

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$3.45
Special Services:

Adult Signature – (Basic)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.50

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.50

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.50

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.50
Special Services:

Adult Signature – (Person Specific)

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.75

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.75

2022 Postage Rates : 

$8.75

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$8.75
Special Services:

Package Intercept

2022 Postage Rates : 

$15.95

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$15.95

2022 Postage Rates : 

$15.95

2021 Postage Rates* : 

$15.95

* 2021 postage rates do not include the holiday surcharge fee.

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