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USPS: Postage Rate Adjustments

by Boelte Marketing
January 9, 2017

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has recently approved the United States Postal Service’s request regarding their Competitive Products Price Changes case. We’ve compiled a list of highlights for you to review. These newly approved postage rates will be effective January 22, 2017.

Here are the highlights:

  • First-Class metered letters, weighing up to 1 ounce, will see a reduction to 46 cents. You will now save $0.03 per letter by using your postage meter!
  • First-Class stamped mail (up to 1 ounce) will increase to 49 cents.
  • First-Class presort will allow up to 3.5 ounces (up from 2 ounces) at the one-ounce rate of .423 cents.
  • Presorted First-Class Mail Letters/Postcards: There’s an overall average price decrease of 0.25 percent, although many presort prices are increasing. Boelte-Hall’s in house mail specialist can make sure your Presort mail qualifies for the lowest possible rates – saving you hundreds or even thousands every year on postage.
  • Standard Mail is being rebranded as “USPS Marketing Mail” to better align the product name with the primary use of this mail class. The indicias on the mail pieces will continue to display current Standard Mail abbreviations until further notification.
  • Non-profit mail will see a decrease to .136 cents.

Here’s a handy postage rate chart:

First-Class Mail Postage Rate Chart - Boelte-Hall Blog

Shipping Service Prices

Also, the Shipping Services price changes, which USPS announced October 19, 2016, include adjustments to Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes and Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes.

Priority Mail - Retail - Boelte-Hall Blog

 Get more from your mail with Boelte-Hall!

You can find the entire list of official changes posted by the Federal Register Online by clicking here.


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