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Current and New USPS® Postage Rates

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US Shipping Service
Rate Change News!

USPS® announced proposed increase to shipping service rates during holiday season!

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Rate Increases Went
Effective Aug. 29th

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The rates listed below reflect the USPS® prices increases in effect August 29, 2021.

First-Class Mail®

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.

Product
2020
2021
Letters - 1 oz. (Stamped)
2020:$0.55
2021:$0.58
Letters - 1 oz. (Metered)
2020:$0.50
2021:$0.53
Letters - Additional Ounces (Stamped)
2020:$0.15
2021:$0.20
Letters - Additional Ounces (Metered)
2020:$0.15
2021:$0.20
Large Envelope (Flat) - 1 oz.
2020:$1.00
2021:$1.16
Domestic Postcards
2020:$0.35
2021:$0.40

Certified Mail®:

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

 

Product
2020
2021
Certified Mail®
2020:$3.55
2021:$3.75
Certificate of Mailing
2020:$1.50
2021:$1.65
Return Receipt - Hard Copy
2020:$2.85
2021:$3.05
Return Receipt - Electronic
2020:$1.70
2021:$1.85
Signature Confirmation®
2020:$3.15
2021:$3.45

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

Size
Post Office
Quadient
Savings
1 - 4 oz.
Post Office:$4.30 and up
Quadient:$3.31 and up
Savings:$0.99 and up
5 - 8 oz.
Post Office:$5.10 and up
Quadient:$3.76 and up
Savings:$1.34 and up
9 - 12 oz.
Post Office:$5.80 and up
Quadient:$4.34 and up
Savings:$1.46 and up
13 oz.
Post Office:$6.55 and up
Quadient:$5.49 and up
Savings:$1.06 and up
15.999 oz.
Post Office:
Quadient:$5.49 and up
Savings:

USPS® Retail Ground

Size
Retail
Quadient
Savings
1 - 4 oz.
Retail:$4.30 and up
Quadient:$3.31 and up
Savings:$0.99 and up
5 - 8 oz.
Retail:$5.10 and up
Quadient:$3.76 and up
Savings:$1.34 and up
9 - 12 oz.
Retail:$5.80 and up
Quadient:$4.34 and up
Savings:$1.46 and up
13 oz.
Retail:$6.55 and up
Quadient:$5.49 and up
Savings:$1.06 and up
15.999 oz.
Retail:
Quadient:$5.49 and up
Savings:

Priority Mail® Flat Rate

Product
Post Office
Quadient
Savings
Regular Flat Rate Envelope
Post Office:$8.70
Quadient:$8.15
Savings:$0.55
Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Post Office:$9.00
Quadient:$8.45
Savings:$0.55
Padded Flat Rate Envelope
Post Office:$9.30
Quadient:$8.75
Savings:$0.55
Small Flat Rate Boxes
Post Office:$9.20
Quadient:$8.65
Savings:$0.55
Regular Flat Rate Boxes
Post Office:$16.25
Quadient:$14.50
Savings:$1.75
Large Flat Rate Boxes
Post Office:$22.65
Quadient:$20.05
Savings:$2.60
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Boxes
Post Office:$21.15
Quadient:$18.55
Savings:$2.60

Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate

Product
Post Office
Quadient
Savings
Flat Rate Envelope
Post Office:$27.10
Quadient:$23.50
Savings:$3.60
Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Post Office:$27.25
Quadient:$23.70
Savings:$3.55
Padded Flat Rate Envelope
Post Office:$27.70
Quadient:$24.00
Savings:$3.70

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.

Postal Promotions

The charts below contain UPS Service Retail Rates. UPS Service Daily Rates may be lower.

UPS Ground®:

Weight
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
1 lb. or Less
Zone 2:$10.49
Zone 3:$10.92
Zone 4:$11.38
Zone 5:$11.83
Zone 6:$12.22
Zone 7:$12.45
Zone 8:$12.56
2 lbs.
Zone 2:$11.14
Zone 3:$11.90
Zone 4:$12.53
Zone 5:$12.74
Zone 6:$13.02
Zone 7:$13.67
Zone 8:$14.84
3 lbs.
Zone 2:$11.15
Zone 3:$11.92
Zone 4:$12.55
Zone 5:$13.03
Zone 6:$13.52
Zone 7:$15.65
Zone 8:$18.59
4 lbs.
Zone 2:$11.18
Zone 3:$11.94
Zone 4:$12.57
Zone 5:$14.22
Zone 6:$16.33
Zone 7:$17.46
Zone 8:$19.90
5 lbs.
Zone 2:$11.20
Zone 3:$11.96
Zone 4:$12.71
Zone 5:$14.98
Zone 6:$17.25
Zone 7:$19.02
Zone 8:$20.85

UPS 3 Day Select®:

Weight
Zone 302
Zone 303
Zone 304
Zone 305
Zone 306
Zone 307
Zone 308
1 lb. or Less
Zone 302:$12.18
Zone 303:$14.04
Zone 304:$15.04
Zone 305:$17.35
Zone 306:$21.49
Zone 307:$23.18
Zone 308:$25.13
2 lbs.
Zone 302:$12.88
Zone 303:$14.88
Zone 304:$16.30
Zone 305:$19.11
Zone 306:$23.76
Zone 307:$25.91
Zone 308:$29.53
3 lbs.
Zone 302:$13.70
Zone 303:$15.64
Zone 304:$17.82
Zone 305:$21.27
Zone 306:$27.61
Zone 307:$29.98
Zone 308:$33.67
4 lbs.
Zone 302:$15.08
Zone 303:$17.23
Zone 304:$18.59
Zone 305:$23.83
Zone 306:$29.18
Zone 307:$32.82
Zone 308:$37.29
5 lbs.
Zone 302:$15.99
Zone 303:$18.47
Zone 304:$20.29
Zone 305:$25.98
Zone 306:$32.65
Zone 307:$36.26
Zone 308:$41.17

UPS 2nd Day Air®:

Weight
Zone 202
Zone 203
Zone 204
Zone 205
Zone 206
Zone 207
Zone 208
Letter
Zone 202:$19.07
Zone 203:$19.77
Zone 204:$20.62
Zone 205:$22.81
Zone 206:$27.52
Zone 207:$28.97
Zone 208:$30.22
1 lb. or Less
Zone 202:$19.29
Zone 203:$20.12
Zone 204:$20.97
Zone 205:$23.35
Zone 206:$28.66
Zone 207:$30.27
Zone 208:$30.86
2 lbs.
Zone 202:$19.63
Zone 203:$20.25
Zone 204:$21.38
Zone 205:$25.27
Zone 206:$32.28
Zone 207:$34.85
Zone 208:$36.65
3 lbs.
Zone 202:$19.95
Zone 203:$21.19
Zone 204:$22.63
Zone 205:$27.92
Zone 206:$37.05
Zone 207:$40.38
Zone 208:$42.05
4 lbs.
Zone 202:$20.55
Zone 203:$21.90
Zone 204:$24.49
Zone 205:$32.05
Zone 206:$42.09
Zone 207:$46.09
Zone 208:$47.84
5 lbs.
Zone 202:$21.16
Zone 203:$22.63
Zone 204:$26.62
Zone 205:$35.51
Zone 206:$47.00
Zone 207:$51.35
Zone 208:$54.42

UPS Next Day Air®:

Weight
Zone 102
Zone 103
Zone 104
Zone 105
Zone 106
Zone 107
Zone 108
Letter
Zone 102:$25.51
Zone 103:$30.39
Zone 104:$38.59
Zone 105:$40.73
Zone 106:$41.34
Zone 107:$45.04
Zone 108:$47.34
1 lb. or Less
Zone 102:$31.21
Zone 103:$46.57
Zone 104:$59.39
Zone 105:$65.99
Zone 106:$70.36
Zone 107:$76.01
Zone 108:$79.08
2 lbs.
Zone 102:$32.69
Zone 103:$49.05
Zone 104:$64.24
Zone 105:$71.55
Zone 106:$76.29
Zone 107:$81.03
Zone 108:$87.24
3 lbs.
Zone 102:$34.60
Zone 103:$51.53
Zone 104:$70.66
Zone 105:$80.33
Zone 106:$86.38
Zone 107:$92.12
Zone 108:$95.39
4 lbs.
Zone 102:$37.30
Zone 103:$54.03
Zone 104:$79.04
Zone 105:$87.94
Zone 106:$91.26
Zone 107:$100.07
Zone 108:$103.80
5 lbs.
Zone 102:$38.12
Zone 103:$56.51
Zone 104:$80.76
Zone 105:$88.83
Zone 106:$94.11
Zone 107:$100.96
Zone 108:$106.28

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®:

Weight
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
1 lb. or Less
Zone 2:$8.76
Zone 3:$9.09
Zone 4:$9.91
Zone 5:$10.35
Zone 6:$10.71
Zone 7:$10.83
Zone 8:$11.01
2 lbs.
Zone 2:$9.42
Zone 3:$10.48
Zone 4:$11.33
Zone 5:$11.58
Zone 6:$12.08
Zone 7:$12.54
Zone 8:$12.75
3 lbs.
Zone 2:$9.90
Zone 3:$11.04
Zone 4:$11.94
Zone 5:$12.43
Zone 6:$12.94
Zone 7:$13.38
Zone 8:$14.03
4 lbs.
Zone 2:$10.19
Zone 3:$11.11
Zone 4:$12.32
Zone 5:$13.12
Zone 6:$13.48
Zone 7:$14.36
Zone 8:$15.03
5 lbs.
Zone 2:$10.46
Zone 3:$11.62
Zone 4:$12.75
Zone 5:$13.70
Zone 6:$14.29
Zone 7:$15.02
Zone 8:$16.02

FedEx 2Day®:

Weight
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
1 lb. or Less
Zone 2:$20.04
Zone 3:$20.89
Zone 4:$21.78
Zone 5:$25.16
Zone 6:$30.63
Zone 7:$32.67
Zone 8:$33.34
2 lbs.
Zone 2:$20.85
Zone 3:$21.92
Zone 4:$22.63
Zone 5:$27.33
Zone 6:$34.53
Zone 7:$38.33
Zone 8:$40.34
3 lbs.
Zone 2:$21.20
Zone 3:$22.63
Zone 4:$23.95
Zone 5:$30.09
Zone 6:$39.68
Zone 7:$44.40
Zone 8:$46.28
4 lbs.
Zone 2:$21.84
Zone 3:$23.41
Zone 4:$25.93
Zone 5:$35.13
Zone 6:$45.85
Zone 7:$50.70
Zone 8:$52.67
5 lbs.
Zone 2:$22.50
Zone 3:$24.17
Zone 4:$28.19
Zone 5:$39.03
Zone 6:$51.21
Zone 7:$56.49
Zone 8:$59.92

FedEx Standard Overnight®:

Weight
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
1 lb. or Less
Zone 2:$29.05
Zone 3:$39.59
Zone 4:$53.82
Zone 5:$60.41
Zone 6:$65.47
Zone 7:$71.16
Zone 8:$75.02
2 lbs.
Zone 2:$30.98
Zone 3:$42.36
Zone 4:$61.89
Zone 5:$68.15
Zone 6:$75.37
Zone 7:$81.50
Zone 8:$86.97
3 lbs.
Zone 2:$33.67
Zone 3:$44.80
Zone 4:$68.64
Zone 5:$75.50
Zone 6:$80.55
Zone 7:$89.69
Zone 8:$95.07
4 lbs.
Zone 2:$36.32
Zone 3:$47.50
Zone 4:$74.36
Zone 5:$82.74
Zone 6:$91.29
Zone 7:$97.61
Zone 8:$104.09
5 lbs.
Zone 2:$36.96
Zone 3:$47.91
Zone 4:$79.10
Zone 5:$89.96
Zone 6:$93.30
Zone 7:$99.75
Zone 8:$105.37

FedEx® One Rate:

Size
Express Saver
2Day
Standard Overnight
Envelope
Express Saver:$8.90 - 11.55
2Day:$18.90 - 24.30
Standard Overnight:$26.95 - 39.60
Pak
Express Saver:$9.20 - 12.25
2Day:$22.00 - 26.20
Standard Overnight:$33.75 - 65.10
Small Box
Express Saver:$9.95 - 12.65
2Day:$22.00 - 26.60
Standard Overnight:$36.30 -72.50
Medium Box
Express Saver:$12.95 - 15.85
2Day:$23.25 - 44.25
Standard Overnight:$40.05 - 75.40
Large Box
Express Saver:$20.00 - 22.05
2Day:$25.20 - 55.50
Standard Overnight:$47.45 - 104.50
Extra Large Box
Express Saver:$32.35 - 46.75
2Day:$35.65 - 86.00
Standard Overnight:$53.85 - 145.25
Tube
Express Saver:$32.35 - 46.75
2Day:$35.65 - 86.00
Standard Overnight:$53.85 - 145.25

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.