Besides 2018 Rate Change information for the USPS you’ll also find UPS and FedEx information on this page.

USPS January 21, 2018 Rate Change

The USPS will increase postal rates on January 21st. First-Class Mail will increase 1.9% overall while shipping Products (Priority Mail, First-Class Packages) will increase 4%. 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.


Mail Class Type Old Rate New Retail Rate New Metered Comm. Rate*
First-Class Letters Stamps 49¢ 50¢ N/A
Meters 46¢ 47¢ 47¢
Priority Mail Small Flat-rate box $ 7.15 $ 7.20 $ 7.05
Medium flat-rate box $13.60 $13.65 $12.85
Large flat-rate box $18.85 $18.90 $17.65

*Requires label with IMpb barcode

Click here for a summary of the new rates: January 2018 USPS Rate Chart Summary

For a complete price list click here: USPS January 2018 Rate Change

Link to the USPS website for rate information: USPS


USPS September 3, 2017 Package Services Rate Change

The Postal Rate Commission (PRC) has given approval to the USPS to reclassify its First Class Mail Parcel service to a new retail rate category. The new service is called First Class Package Service and will apply to parcels up to 13 oz. The change will allow greater pricing flexibility for the USPS because it will no longer be linked to the Consumer Price Index or require PRC regulation. The change does not affect the existing First Class Package Service commercial price category, which applies to packages up to 16 oz.

The following is the new pricing structure for Retail pricing, effective September 3, 2017:

FCPS Weight Old Rate New Rate % Price Increase
1 oz $2.67 $3.00 12%
2 oz $2.67 $3.00 12%
3 oz. $2.67 $3.00 12%
4 oz. $2.67 $3.00 12%
5 oz. $2.85 $3.16 11%
6 oz. $3.03 $3.32 10%
7 oz. $3.21 $3.48 7%
8 oz. $3.39 $3.64 8%
9 oz. $3.57 $3.80 6%
10 oz. $3.75 $3.96 6%
11 oz. $3.93 $4.19 7%
12 oz. $4.11 $4.36 6%
13 oz. $4.29 $4.53 6%

Click here for a summary of the new Retail rates: September 2017 USPS Rate Chart Summary


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 2018 Rate Change

UPS announced new shipping rates that will go into effect on December 24, 2017 for Ground, Air and International services, which will increase an average of 4.9%. Other changes in 2018 include:

  • The Large Package Surcharge will apply to any U.S. Domestic package with a length exceeding 96 inches or a length plus girth greater than 130 inches
  • The dimensional weight divisor for packages less than or equal to one cubic foot in size will be 139 for all U.S. Domestic services subject to Daily Rates or Alaska and Hawaii rates.

For more detailed information on the new pricing:
UPS 2018 Rates

FedEx 2018 Rate Change

FedEx will increase their rates effective January 1, 2018. Both base rates and surcharges are affected by the change, which reflect an overall 4.9% increase.

For more detailed information on the new pricing:
FedEx 2018 Rates