Postal Rates Are Going Up

The United States Postal Service (“USPS”) intends to change its rates for First-Class Commercial Letters. The increase was approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (“PRC”) and falls within the cap on market-dominant products, such as First-Class Mail. The new rates will go into effect Sunday, August 29, 2021. 

A coalition of organizations representing commercial and non-profit mailers has petitioned the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, requesting a stay that would prevent the USPS from imposing the increase on August 29. As of this notification, the Court’s decision on the petition is still pending.

The 2021 prices, approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors, raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 7.5 percent for First-Class and Marketing Mail.

Below are highlights of the changes:

First Class Letters

Rate

Single Piece – Stamped

$0.580

Single Piece – Metered

$0.530

Auto AADC

$0.461

Auto 5-digit

$0.426

Marketing Mail Automation Letters (Commercial)

Rate

AADC
Local Entry

$0.309

DNDC Entry

$0.288

DSCF Entry

$0.282

5-Digit
Local Entry

$0.277

DNDC Entry

$0.256

DSCF Entry

$0.250

Marketing Mail Automation Letters (Non-Profit)

Rate

AADC
Local Entry

$0.178

DNDC Entry

$0.157

DSCF Entry

$0.151

5-Digit
Local Entry

$0.146

DNDC Entry

$0.125

DSCF Entry

$0.119

For your convenience, Gabriel Group’s parent company OSG’s Postal Rate Chart is available to you for download. Click here to view and save the PDF.