Dec
30
2010

USPS Rate Changes for 2011

The United States Postal service 2011 rate change goes into effect on January 2, 2011. This is a reminder of what changes are coming. Below is a summary of what is changing and what is not:

  • First Class Mail is not changing.
  • The First Class Stamp will continue to be $0.44.
  • Standard Mail &  Parcel Post will not change in January 2011.
  • Priority Mail retail rates have increased by an average of 3.9%.
  • Express Mail retail rates have increased by an average of 5%.
  • The USPS has introduced new legal-sized Flat Rate envelopes and padded Flat Rate envelopes for both Priority Mail and Express Mail. Pricing is the same as other Flat Rate envelopes.
  • Express Mail Commercial Plus pricing has decreased by 5%
  • The volume requirement for Express Mail Commercial Plus pricing has decreased from 6,000 annual Express shipments to 5,000 annual Express shipments.
U.S. Postal Service Mail Class New 1/2/2011 Postage Rates Previous Postage Rates
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.44 $0.44
First-Class Mail letter – each additional ounce $0.17 $0.17
Postcard $0.28 $0.28
First-Class Mail flat (1 oz.) $0.88 $0.88
First-Class Mail parcel (1 oz.) $1.22 $1.22
Certified Mail (in addition to postage) $2.80 $2.80
First-Class Mail International to Canada (1 oz.) $0.75 $0.75
First-Class Mail International to Mexico (1 oz.) $0.79 $0.79
First-Class Mail International to all other countries (1 oz.) $0.98 $0.98
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $5.10 (and up) $4.90 (and up)
Express Mail (0.5 lb.) $13.25 (and up) $13.65 (and up)

Visit the USPS website for more details.

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