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USPS® announced proposed increase to shipping service rates during holiday season!Get the Details
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Effective Aug. 29th
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- 2021 USPS® Rates - Aug 29
- 2021 Priority Mail® & Shipping Rates:
- 2021 FedEx® Rates
- 2021 UPS® Rates
- USPS® Promotions
The rates listed below reflect the USPS® prices increases in effect August 29, 2021.
If your small business uses stamps or purchases postage directly at the Post Office, this year's increase will significantly impact your bottom line. Don't miss out on a 9% meter discount with a Quadient meter. Choose the perfect meter for your business.
There have been two major price increases to Certified Mail® this year. The silver lining: You can reduce the impact on your business by using an online solution like ConnectSuite e-Certify. With e-Certify,
you’ll 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, as of August 29, 2021 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
The complete Postal Service filings with the updated August prices can be found on the USPS® Postal Explorer website. If you want to keep up with any updates regarding the August 2021 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.
The U.S. Postal Service updates its pricing every year, this year they changed them twice. These services are only increased for the second time for competitive seasonal pricing; BUT can still have a big impact on your business. First-Class Package Service, USPS Retail Ground, Priority Mail Parcel Select, and Priority Mail Express will be affected. They will temporarily increase again Oct 3 through Dec 26 with the following changes:
- First-Class Package Service: +7.6%
- USPS Retail Ground: +5.3%
- Priority Mail: +5.7%
- Priority Mail Express: +2.3%
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
USPS® Retail Ground
Priority Mail® Flat Rate
Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate
The USPS® has been putting on Promotions & Incentive Programs since 2012 as a way to encourage marketers, printers, and mailers to take advantage of innovative ways to add value to their mail—all while gaining postal discounts. This 2020-2021 season is no different. The USPS has released a slew of promotions around different mail innovations including Informed Delivery, Mobile Shopping and more.
Check out all the details below and see how your business can leverage promotions for improved customer engagement and discounted prices.
The charts below contain UPS Service Retail Rates. UPS Service Daily Rates may be lower.
UPS 3 Day Select®:
UPS 2nd Day Air®:
UPS Next Day Air®:
Access to the full list of UPS's affected services is available on UPS's Rate Change Update Page. You can also download the joint FedEx and UPS Rate Guide to have access to the full list of rates and zones. If you want to keep up with any rate change updates, you can check out the QuadientDirect blog. To receive alerts on all shipping carrier service rate changes, subscribe to our newsletter Quadient Connections.
FedEx Ground & Home Delivery®:
FedEx Standard Overnight®:
FedEx® One Rate:
Access to the full list of FedEx's affected services as well as download files is available on FedEx's Rate Change FAQ. You can also download the handy joint FedEx and UPS Rate Guide to have the guide available anytime. If you want to keep up with any rate change updates, you can check out the QuadientDirect blog. To receive alerts on all shipping carrier service rate changes, subscribe to our newsletter Quadient Connections.