Postage Meters Keep $.03 Discount in USPS® Proposed Rate Change for January 21st 2018
On October 16, 2017 The USPS® filed a notice with the PRC to change the prices of some mail services to take effect on January 21st 2018. If you have a Postage Meter, metered mail will still save you 3 cents over stamps.
If approved there will be a 1 cent increase to First-class Mail forever stamps making them 50 cents. Postage Meter Rates will still be 3 cents cheaper at 47 cents. They also proposed a 1 cent increase to post cards.
This proposed rate change will increase the price of mailing services by about 1.9% and shipping services will average about a 3.9% increase.
|Letters (1 oz.)||49 cents||50 cents|
|Letters additional ounces||21 cents||21 cents|
|Letters (metered)||46 cents||47 cents|
|Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)||$1.15||$1.15|
|Domestic Postcards||34 cents||35 cents|
|Metered Mail||46 cents||47 cents|
|Small Flat Rate Box||$7.15||$7.20|
|Medium Flat Rate Box||$13.60||$13.65|
|Large Flat Rate Box||$18.85||$18.90|
|APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box||$17.35||$17.40|
|Regular Flat Rate Envelope||$6.65||$6.70|
|Legal Flat Rate Envelope||$6.95||$7.00|
|Padded Flat Rate Envelope||$7.20||$7.25|
All Prices will be reviewed by the PRC before the are scheduled to take effect on January 21st 2018. All information about the proposed rate changes can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section at https://www.prc.gov/dockets/daily. For the Mailing Services filing see Oct. 6, 2017, Docket No. R2018-1. For the Shipping Services filing see Oct. 6, 2017, Docket No. CP2018-8.