Besides 2020 Rate Change information for the USPS you’ll also find UPS and FedEx information on this page.

USPS January 2020 Rate Change

The USPS has received approval of their proposed rate change.  New rates will go into effect on January 26, 2020.  Unlike previous rate hikes, not all rates will increase.

  • First-Class Mail

First-Class Mail rates will stay the same for letters, postcards and flats.  However, the additional ounce rate will increase to $.20.

  • Priority Mail

Overall, Priority Mail rates will increase 4.9% in order to compete with FedEx and UPS.  Unlike FedEx and UPS, the USPS does not add fuel surcharges, residential delivery, or regular Saturday or holiday delivery fees.  Some of the proposed changes include:


2019 Rate

2020 Rate

Small Flat Rate Box

$  7.90

$  8.30

Medium Flat Rate Box



Large Flat Rate Box



  • Priority Mail Express

Priority Mail Express rates will increased by 3.5%.

Click here for summary chart of the new rates:  USPS 2020 Rates



Instructions For Downloading or Installing USPS Rates

If you want to verify that the latest USPS Rates have been downloaded to your postage meter, click here for verification instructions: Rate Change Verification

UPS 2020 Rate Change

UPS announced that shipping rates will increase an average of 4.9%  and will go into effect on December 29, 2019:

  • Ground service will increase 3.7% to $7.85
  • 2 Day service will increase 4.47% to $18.40
  • Next Day Air will increase 5.36% to $29l47

Fuel surcharges will also be increasing and some rebilling and processing fess will be added.

Details on all changes can be found at:  UPS Rates.

FedEx 2020 Rate Change

FedEx will be raising rates on January 6, 2020:

  • Ground and Home Delivery standard list rates will increase an average of 4.9%
  • Express package and freight standard list rates will increase an average of 4.9% for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services
  • Minimum ratees for Express services will increase
  • Ground Multiweight rates will increase

Additional changes will go into effect on January 20, 2020 related to fuel surcharges for Express and Ground services. 

For more detailed information on specific changes, go to FedEx Rates.