Welcome to the USPS Postage Rates Resource Hub

Throughout the year, the USPS files its mailing and shipping rate changes to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). These changes can affect everything from the price of a stamp, metered mail rates, package and specialty mail services. Our hub outlines all of the changes by comparing the new postage rates to the previous year.




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USPS Mailing & Shipping Rate Increases

In Effect January 9, 2022

If your small business uses stamps or purchases postage directly at the Post Office, you could take advantage of the 9% meter discount with a Quadient meter.

The complete USPS filings with the updated prices are available on the USPS Postal Explorer website. If you want to keep up with any updates regarding the rate change event, you can check out our Mailing and Shipping Blog. To receive alerts on all USPS postage rate increases, subscribe to our Quadient Connections newsletter

USPS Price change is scheduled to take effect on July 10, 2022. If approved, there will be changes to First-Class Mail, Forever Stamps, metered mail rates, and international letters. 

UPDATE: The USPS® has implemented two new shipping fees on Sunday, April 3. 

In case you missed it, the USPS® implemented two new shipping fees that may affect your mailroom budget. Non-Standard fees apply to larger packages and dimension noncompliance fees apply to packages with missing or incorrect dimensions. Please note that flat rate packages are not subject to fees because they already meet requirements. Just don’t overstuff them!

What are the USPS® Non-Standard Fees?

The USPS® Non-Standard Fees are new fees that will be assessed on packages to incur manual handling costs, such as when the dimensions exceed the sortation requirements.

The following fees will be added to parcels that exceed certain dimensions, as specified below:

  • Length > 22" : $4.00
  • Length > 30" : $15.00
  • Cube > 2 cu. ft. : $15.00

These fees do not apply to destination entry discounts DSCF/DNDC and DDU.

What are the Dimension Noncompliance Fees?

The Dimension Noncompliance Fee is a new fee of $1.50 that will be assessed on commercial parcels that are greater than one cubic foot or with a length greater than 22 inches. The fee will also be assessed if you forget to provide dimensions or use inaccurate dimensions in the electronic file.



First-Class Mail®

Product 2022
Letters - 1 oz. (Stamped) $0.58
Letters - 1 oz. (Metered) $0.53
Letters - Additional Ounces (Stamped) $0.20
Letters - Additional Ounces (Metered) $0.20
Large Envelope (Flat) - 1 oz. $1.16
Domestic Postcards $0.40



Certified Mail®

There have been two major price increases to Certified Mail this year. The positive aspect: You can reduce the impact on your business by using an online solution like ConnectSuite e-Certify. With e-Certify, you will use an electronic Return Receipt and save $1.20 on every Certified Mail® piece. You can save nearly 38% on all Certified Mail costs.

Breaking it down, it will cost $7.38 to send a First-Class Letter as Certified Mail with a hard copy Return Receipt:

  • $0.58 for the Postage
  • $3.75 for Certified Mail fee
  • $3.05 for Return Receipt Hard Copy
Product 2022
Certified Mail $3.75
Certificate of Mailing $1.65
Return Receipt - Hard Copy $3.05
Return Receipt - Electronic $1.85
Signature Confirmation® $3.45


Priority Mail® 

During the seasonal competitive pricing increases, one of the best ways to help your business save is rate shopping. You can rate shop, compare pricing and get discounts all year long with shipping software. In fact, you can save 40% on Priority Mail costs and save 17% on Priority Mail Express!


First-Class Package Service

Size Post Office Quadient Savings with Quadient
1 - 4 oz. $4.50 and up $3.37 and up $1.13 and up
5 - 8 oz. $5.10 and up $3.76 and up $1.34 and up
9 - 12 oz. $5.80 and up $4.34 and up $1.46 and up
13 oz. $6.55 and up $5.49 and up $1.06 and up
15.999 oz. -- $5.49 and up --


Priority Mail® Flat Mail Rate

Size Post Office Quadient Savings with Quadient
Regular Flat Rate Envelope $8.95 $7.75 $1.20
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $9.25 $8.05 $1.20
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $9.65 $8.45 $1.20
Small Flat Rate Boxes $9.45 $8.25 $1.20
Regular Flat Rate Boxes $16.10 $14.25 $1.85
Large Flat Rate Boxes $21.50 $19.20 $2.30
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Boxes $20.22 $17.70 $2.52


Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate

Size Post Office Quadient Savings with Quadient
Flat Rate Envelope $26.95 $23.50 $3.45
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $27.10 $23.75 $3.35
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $27.50 $23.95 $3.55


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