There are upcoming changes to US Postal Service rates, and Presort Inc. is on top of it.
New Postage Rates for 2020
Each autumn, the US Postal Service releases its planned changes to postage rates for the coming year. This is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This measures the average change over time in the prices paid by consumers. Although there are no planned changes for first class letters, there are significant changes in rates for other USPS products.
In August 2019, for the first time in a long time, the USPS reported a decline in overall parcel shipping volume. This 3.2% decline can be attributed to other parcel shippers using their own capacity instead of the USPS. To make up for this loss of revenue, the USPS has concentrated rate increases on parcels and bulk shipping.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will implement new postage rates for most mailing and shipping products on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
First class letters (the rate for first class letters and metered mail will not change in 2020)
The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for stamps will remain at $0.55.
Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost $0.15.
Metered Mail rates for First Class Mail letters (1 oz.) will remain at $0.50.
First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will not increase and will remain at $1.00. Each additional ounce will be a five-cent increase to $0.20.
Priority Mail Express will see an overall rate increase of 2.2% in 2020.
Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 2.8% in 2020.
First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 2.2% in 2020.
Parcel Select Ground will see an average rate decrease of 2.5% in 2020.
Media Mail rates will increase by 1.9% in 2020.
Priority Mail Express International will see an average rate increase of 2.0% in 2020.
Priority Mail International will see an average rate increase of 6.0% in 2020.
First Class Package International Service will see an average rate increase of 9.9% in 2020.
Presort Inc. will automatically implement these changes when they go into effect. If you have a direct mail campaign that spans these changes, they will be reflected in your overall cost.
Despite being a federal organization, the US Postal Service receives no taxpayer funding. This means all of their operational costs are covered through fees charged for the services they provide
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