In addition to 2021 Rate Change information for the USPS you’ll also find UPS and FedEx information on this page.

USPS August 29, 2021 Rate Change

The USPS has filed a request to implement a 6.9% price increase on First-Class and Marketing Mail to take effect on August 29th. This increase will not impact shipping rates. An overview of the PROPOSED changes include:

Class of ServiceCurrent RateNew Rate
First-Class Mail – RETAIL (Stamps)$0.55$0.58
First-Class Mail – METERED$0.51$0.53
First-Class Additional Ounces$0.20$0.20
Domestic Postcard$0.36$0.40

For a printable summary of the proposed pricing: August 29, 2021 Summary

For detailed proposed pricing: USPS August 2021 Detailed Pricing


USPS January 2021 Rate Change

The USPS will be changing First-Class Mail rates, which will take effect on January 24, 2021.  The retail First-Class Forever stamp would remain at 55 cents; however, other letter rates would increase.  There is no proposed changes to shipping costs at this time.  Some of the proposed changes include:


2020 Rate

2021 Rate

First-Class (Metered, 1 oz.)

$ .50

$ .51

Additional Ounce(s)

$ .15

$ .20

Domestic Postcards

$ .35

$ .36

For a printable summary of pricing:  USPS 2021 Summary

For detailed pricing:  USPS 2021 Rates

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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 2021 Rate Change

]UPS announced that shipping rates will increase an average of 4.9%  and will go into effect on December 27, 2020:

  • Ground, Air and International services will increase and average net 4.9%
  • Zip Codes where Area Surcharges are applicable will change
  • The rates for certain Value-Added services and Other Charges will increase

In addition:

  • Effective January 10, 2021, an Additional Handling charge will be applied to any package with its length plus girth combined exceeding 105 inches.
  • Effective April 11, 2021, Additional Handling and Large Package Surcharge rates for non-Hundredweight Service packages will differ by zone.
  • Effective July 11, 2021, Additional Handling and Large Package Surcharge rates for Hundredweight Service packages will differ by zone.

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

FedEx 2021 Rate Change

FedEx will be raising rates on January 4, 2021:

  • A 6% fee will be charged on late invoices to FedEx Express and FedRx Ground customers
  • FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost and FedEx Freight rates will increase an average of 4.9%

In addition:

  • Changes will go into effect on January 18, 2021 related to surcharges for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight.
  • Effective February 1, 2021 FedEx will change how fuel is assessed for FedEx Express Freight shipments.

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