USPS 2019 Rate Increase - Lancaster, PA

USPS Announces Postage Rate Increase – Starts January 27, 2019

By: Darryl Tluczek

The USPS has proposed new postage rates to be implemented on Sunday, January 27, 2019, subject to approval by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).  Listed below are some highlights of the proposed 2019 USPS rate increase:

  • The First Class Mail Letter (1 oz) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office, including First Class US Postage Stamps, is increasing by 5 cents to $0.55 from $0.50
  • Postcard rates are not increasing in 2019, remaining at $0.35
  • The Metered Mail Rate will now be at a 5 cent discount, compared to the Post Office price, with rates increasing to $0.50 in 2019 from $0.47 currently
First Class Mail – 2019 Rates
INCREASE PER LETTER – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Mailpiece – Weight 2019 2018 Increase
Letters – 1 oz $0.55 $0.50 $0.05
Letters – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.21 ($0.06)
Metered Mail Letters – 1 oz $0.50 $0.47 $0.03
Metered Mail Letters – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.21 ($0.06)
Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz $1.00 $1.00 $0.00
Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.21 ($0.06)
Postcards $0.35 $0.35 $0.00
International Letters – 1 oz $1.15 $1.15 $0.00
International Postcards $1.15 $1.15 $0.00

Additional information can be found on the USPS website.

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