The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the price changes proposed by the USPS

November 13, 2017

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the price changes that USPS proposed in October.

The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase.

Here are the current and new prices, which will take effect Jan. 21:

  • Letters (1 ounce): 49 cents (current), 50 cents (new)
  • Letters (additional ounces): 21 cents (no change from current price)
  • Letters (metered): 46 cents (current), 47 cents (new)
  • Outbound international letters (1 ounce): $1.15 (no change from current price)
  • Domestic postcard stamps: 34 cents (current), 35 cents (new)
  • Small flat-rate box: $7.15 (current), $7.20 (new)
  • Medium flat-rate box: $13.60 (current), $13.65 (new)
  • Large flat-rate box: $18.85 (current), $18.90 (new)
  • Army/Air Post Office and Fleet Post Office large flat-rate box: $17.35 (current), $17.40 (new)
  • Regular flat-rate envelope: $6.65 (current), $6.70 (new)
  • Legal flat-rate envelope: $6.95 (current), $7 (new)
  • Padded flat-rate envelope: $7.20 (current), $7.25 (new)

The PRC announced its approvals last week. The Postal Service will provide employees with additional information about the changes before they take effect in January.


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Bill Freeman

That’s why my mail volume is down, NOT TRUE, yesterday and everyday we are experiencing 20% in everything.

Leland Grant

starts jan,21, the list does NOt state what bulk mail letter cost is, or what bulk mail flat cost is, nor what teeny tiny amount amazon and other parcels monsters pay-this is all the retail pricing, if the public knew what small amounts big mailers pay, there would be a riot, they pay next to nothing in comparison- thank your congressmen for forcing “competitive’ pricing on the usps, what that word really TRANSLATES as is ” BIG MAILERS COMPLAINED TO CORRUPT CONGRESSMEN THEY OWN, AND CONGRESS DEMANDED USPS REDUCE BIG MAILERS COST – if big mailers could get away with… Read more »

Debra Howard

Why is it, very conveniently, that prices increase just before a mail count.?

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