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Changes to take effect Jan. 26

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The changes that take effect Jan. 26 include adjustments to Mailing Services and Shipping Services product prices.

The Postal Service price changes that were announced last fall will take effect Jan. 26.

The changes include adjustments to Mailing Services and Shipping Services products.

Here are the current and new prices:

  • First-Class Mail letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (no change from current price)
  • First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 15 cents (no change)
  • First-Class Mail letters (metered 1 ounce): 50 cents (no change)
  • First-Class Mail outbound international letters (1 ounce): $1.15 (current), $1.20 (new)
  • First-Class Mail single-piece flats (1 ounce): $1 (no change)
  • First-Class Mail single-piece flats and presort flats (additional ounces): 15 cents (current), 20 cents (new)
  • First-Class Mail domestic postcard stamps: 35 cents (no change)
  • Priority Mail small flat-rate box: $7.90 (current), $8.30 (new)
  • Priority Mail medium flat-rate box: $14.35 (current), $15.05 (new)
  • Priority Mail large flat-rate box: $19.95 (current), $21.10 (new)
  • Priority Mail Army/Air Post Office and Fleet Post Office large flat-rate box: $18.45 (current), $19.60 (new)
  • Priority Mail regular flat-rate envelope: $7.35 (current), $7.75 (new)
  • Priority Mail legal flat-rate envelope: $7.65 (current), $8.05 (new)
  • Priority Mail padded flat-rate envelope: $8 (current), $8.40 (new)

Overall, Mailing Services product prices will rise by approximately 1.7 percent.

Shipping Services price increases vary by product. For example, Priority Mail Express prices will increase 3.5 percent, while Priority Mail prices will increase 4.1 percent, on average.

Mailing Services price increases are capped by the consumer price index. Shipping Services prices are adjusted according to market conditions.

A 2020 price change kit and other information is available on the Retail and Customer Service Operations Blue page.

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