Besides 2019 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.

  • 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

USPS June 23, 2019 Rate Change

The USPS will be implementing a number of changes to their rate structure on June 23rd, which will impact how shipping weight is calculated.

If you have a mail machine, do not use shipping software and ship packages using Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express or Parcel Select, this change will impact you.  Please read this detailed information for specifics so you are able to identify the correct weight of your packages.

The following is an overview of the changes:

  • Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and Parcel Select packages that exceed one cubic foot (1,728 cubic inches) will now be priced based on a Dimensional Weight (DIM) divisor for all Zones (including Local and Zones 1-9).
  • First Class International Mail classification is changing
  • Flats over 15.995 oz. will be re-categorized from First-Class Mail International (FCMI) to First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS).

If you are a mail machine user, you will need to manually enter the DIM weight into your machine.

Detailed instruction on calculating the new DIM weight can be found here:  June 23, 2019 DIM pricing

Click here for a summary of the new rates, including the new First-Class Parcel rates: June 2019 USPS Rate Chart Summary

For a complete USPS price list, click here:  June 23, 2019 Detailed Rates

USPS January 27, 2019 Rate Change

The USPS will increase postal rates on January 27, 2019. Mailing services will increase approximately 2.5%. Mail machine users will continue to be given a discount on First-Class letter rates. Mail machine users will qualify for Commercial Base (Comm.) discounts when using a label with an IMpb barcode.

The price change related to the reclassification of First-Class International Mail over 15.994 oz. has been postponed to a future date.

There is a significant change to First-Class Parcel rates – those over 3/4″ thickness or up to 13 oz. (Retail) or up to 15.999 (Commercial). 2019 First-Class Parcel rates will now be ZIP / Zone-based by weight.

Neopost and Hasler mail machine users will need to edit the Memory Key on their machines to ensure the correct rates are accessed. Click here for instructions:
IS/IM/IN 300 – 700 Series
IS/IM 5000 & 6000


Mail Class Type Old Rate New Retail Rate New Metered Comm. Rate*
First-Class Letters Stamps 50¢ 55¢ N/A
  Meters 47¢ 50¢ 45.9¢
Priority Mail Small Flat-rate box $ 7.20 $ 7.90 $ 7.50
  Medium flat-rate box $13.65 $14.35 $12.80
  Large flat-rate box $18.90 $19.95 $17.60

*Requires label with IMpb barcode

Click here for a summary of the new rates, including the new First-Class Parcel rates: January 2019 USPS Rate Chart Summary

For a complete price list click here: January 2019 Detailed 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.