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*|
|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|
UPS 2019 Rate Change
UPS announced new shipping rates that will go into effect on December 26, 2018 for Ground, Air and International services, which will increase a net 4.9%. Other changes in 2019 include:
- Fuel Surchages will apply to Additional Handling, Over Maximum Limits, Signature Required and Adult Signature Required accessorials.
- A processing fee of $2.00 per package will be charged when Package Level Detail (PLD) is not provided to UPS prior to delivery.
- Rates for certain value-added services will increase.
For more detailed information on the new pricing:
UPS 2019 Rates
FedEx 2019 Rate Change
FedEx will increase their rates effective January 7, 2019. Both base rates and surcharges are affected by the change.
For more detailed information on the new pricing and services impacted:
FedEx 2019 Rates