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USPS announces changes for 2021

Xuan Nguyen, a Fairfax, VA, retail associate, serves a customer recently. USPS has announced price changes that would take effect next year.

The Postal Service has announced price changes for next year.

If reviewed favorably by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the changes would take effect Jan. 24, 2021.

Here’s a list of current and proposed prices:

  • First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 15 cents (current), 20 cents (proposed)
  • First-Class Mail letters (metered 1 ounce): 50 cents (current), 51 cents (proposed)
  • First-Class Mail domestic postcard stamps: 35 cents (current), 36 cents (proposed)
  • First-Class Mail letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (no change from current price)
  • Flats (1 ounce): $1 (no change from current price)

The changes would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.7 percent. Competitive International Shipping Services price changes would vary by product.

Mailing Services product price increases are based on the consumer price index, while all Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted due to market conditions.

USPS filed the proposals with the PRC on Oct. 9.

The complete price filings are available on the PRC’s site under the Daily Listings section, and price change tables will be available on the Postal Explorer website.

The Postal Service’s news release has more information.