January 20th, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will implement new postage rates for mailing and shipping products on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

2020 Postal Rates Chart

Summary of the 2020 Postage Rate Increase:

Domestic Mailing:

  • The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will remain at $0.55 (no change from 2019).
  • Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost $0.15 (no change from 2019).
  • “Metered Mail” rates for First Class Mail letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage and postage meters, will remain at $0.50 (no change from 2019). This five cent discount represents a savings of 9% compared to Post Office rates.
  • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will not increase and will remain at $1.00 (no change from 2019). Each additional ounce will cost $0.20, a five cent increase from 2019.

Domestic Shipping:

  • Priority Mail Express will see an overall rate increase of 2.2% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $22.75 (previously $22.68).
  • Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 2.8% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $7.02 (previously $6.95).
  • First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 2.2% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $2.74 (previously at $2.66).
  • Parcel Select Ground will see an average rate decrease of 2.5% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $6.92 (previously $6.85).
  • Media Mail rates will increase by 1.9% in 2020. Rates will start at $2.80 (previously $2.75).

International Shipping:

  • Priority Mail Express International will see an average rate increase of 2.0% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $42.85 (previously $42.00).
  • Priority Mail International will see an average rate increase of 6.0% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $34.53 (previously $32.59).
  • First Class Package International Service will see an average rate increase of 9.9% in 2020. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $11.64 (previously $9.98).