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

USPS Temporary Holiday 2021 Price Increase

The USPS has instituted a temporary price increase on parcel shipments over the holidays. The new rates will be in effect from October 3rd through December 26th. The increase will not affect First-Class letters, flats, newsletters, or magazines.

For a printable summary of the Holiday pricing (revised 10/31/21): Holiday 2021 USPS price chart

For a detailed pricing: USPS Holiday Price LIst


USPS August 29, 2021 Rate Change

The USPS has received approval 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 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 final pricing: August 29, 2021 Summary

For detailed 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: IX Series; IS/IM/IN Series


UPS 2021 Holiday Rate Change

UPS is focusing holiday surcharges to very large mailers who ship over 25,000 packages per week. A $1 – $4 surcharge will be in effect.

For detailed surcharges go to: UPS 2021 Peak Surcharges


FedEx 2021 Holiday Rate Change

FedEx will be instituting fluctuating surcharges over the holidays:

  • 1 – Nov 28: $1.50/package increase.
  • Nov 29 – Dec 12 – $3/package increase
  • Dec 13 – Jan 15 – $1.50/package

Effective January 3, 2022::

  • FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Ground Economy and FedEx Freight rates will increase
  • Shipping surcharges and fees will change

For a detailed schedule of rates, go to FedEx 2022 Rate Schedule.