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USPS First Class Price Changes: January 22, 2017

The USPS has finalized price changes for 2017.  They go into effect on Sunday, January 22nd.

Summary:

  • The rate for a domestic one-ounce letter increases from 47¢ to 49¢, and the additional ounce price remains unchanged at 21¢. Thus, all letters cost 2¢ more to mail.
  • The rate for a domestic one-ounce flat increases from 94¢ to 98¢, and the additional ounce price remains unchanged at 21¢. Thus, all flats cost 4¢ more to mail.
  • The rate for domestic First Class parcels is now the same ($2.67) for all weights under 4 oz, which represents a 3¢ – 5¢ increase. However, the additional ounce price for a parcel decreases from 19¢ to 18¢. Thus, parcels under 6 oz cost more to mail; prices for the 6 – 7 oz range remain unchanged; and prices drop for the 7 – 13 oz range.
  • The postcard rate remains unchanged at 34¢, and international one-ounce rate remains unchanged at $1.15.
  • The postage value of "Forever" stamps will increase to match the new rates.
  • There are changes in other rate categories. See the full list at the USPS Postal Explorer site.

The following table shows the product, existing price, and new price. Price increases are marked in red; decreases are marked in green; unchanged rates in black.

Be sure to visit the Postage Optimizer on this site to help you adjust you stamp combinations for the rate change.

First Class Letters
1 $0.47 $0.49
2 $0.68 $0.70
3 $0.89 $0.91
3.5 $1.10 $1.12
Postcard $0.34 $0.34
First Class Flats
1 $0.94 $0.98
2 $1.15 $1.19
3 $1.36 $1.40
4 $1.57 $1.61
5 $1.78 $1.82
6 $1.99 $2.03
7 $2.20 $2.24
8 $2.41 $2.45
9 $2.62 $2.66
10 $2.83 $2.87
11 $3.04 $3.08
12 $3.25 $3.29
13 $3.46 $3.50
First Class Parcels
1 $2.62 $2.67
2 $2.62 $2.67
3 $2.62 $2.67
4 $2.64 $2.67
5 $2.83 $2.85
6 $3.02 $3.03
7 $3.21 $3.21
8 $3.40 $3.39
9 $3.59 $3.57
10 $3.78 $3.75
11 $3.97 $3.93
12 $4.16 $4.11
13 $4.35 $4.29
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