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USPS First-Class Rate Drop: April 10, 2016

Effective April 10th, 2016, the exigent price increases for First-Class service introduced in 2014 were rolled back, resulting in an average 4.3% price drop across all First-Class services.

All stamps in the "Forever" category (including the multiple-ounce, nonmachinable, and additional ounce stamps) are subject to an equivalent devaluation. The nonmachinable surcharge has dropped to $0.21.

Here are some highlights of new rates, which can be found in full in a new new Notice 123:

Service Old Price New Price
First-Class Letter (1 oz) $0.49 $0.47
First-Class Letter (2 oz) $0.71 $0.68
First-Class Letter (3 oz) $0.93 $0.89
First-Class Letter (3.5 oz) $1.15 $1.10
First-Class Flat (1 oz) $0.98 $0.94
First-Class Flat (2 oz) $1.20 $1.15
First-Class Flat (3 oz) $1.42 $1.36
First-Class Flat (4 oz) $1.64 $1.57
First-Class Parcel (1 oz) $2.54 $2.45
First-Class Parcel (2 oz) $2.54 $2.45
First-Class Parcel (3 oz) $2.54 $2.45
First-Class Parcel (4 oz) $2.74 $2.64
Postcard $0.35 $0.34

To generate a full First-Class rate table — and how to reach the values with the stamp denominations you already have — visit our Postage Optimizer and Rate Table Generator.

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