Last Updated: Feb 7, 2021 5 min read

The 2020 USPS Postage Rates Increases

The 2020 USPS Postage Rates Increases

In the peak of the holiday season, it would be uncharacteristic for the USPS to not announce its following year rate changes. No commentary on this one, just tables of the 2020 USPS postage rate increases.

These Are Commercial Prices. Since this blog gears toward e-commerce sellers, it’s worth mentioning that no e-commerce business owner should be paying retail prices. Consider a service like our favorite Pirate Ship to save money on shipping.

BONUS: Get a PDF of all the rate tables and changes here.

First Class Mail

Letters

Service20202019Increase
Letters – 1 oz.$0.55$0.55$0.00
Letters – Additional Ounces$0.15$0.15$0.00
Metered Mail Letters – 1 oz.$0.50$0.50$0.00
Metered Mail Letters – Additional Ounces$0.15$0.15$0.00
Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz.$1.00$1.00$0.00
Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces$0.15$0.15$0.00
Postcards$0.35$0.35$0.00
International Letters – 1 oz. (County Groups 1-9)$1.15$1.15$0.00
International Postcard (County Groups 1-9)$1.15$1.15$0.00

Package

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Mailpiece WeightZones 1 & 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 9
1 oz$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09
2 oz$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09
3 oz$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09
4 oz$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09
5 oz$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.04$0.04
6 oz$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.04$0.04
7 oz$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.04$0.04
8 oz$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.03$0.04$0.04
9 oz$0.11$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.13$0.13$0.13
10 oz$0.11$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.13$0.13$0.13
11 oz$0.11$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.13$0.13$0.13
12 oz$0.11$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.13$0.13$0.13
13 oz$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$0.17
14 oz$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$0.17
15 oz$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$0.17
15.01+ oz$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$0.17

Priority Mail

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Weight (lbs.)Zones 1, 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 9
1$0.07$0.07$0.07$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$1.49
2$0.22$0.23$0.24$0.26$0.29$0.31$0.33$2.28
3$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.28$0.35$0.39$0.46$3.09
4$0.23$0.25$0.26$0.30$0.41$0.47$0.53$3.72
5$0.23$0.25$0.27$0.31$0.47$0.54$0.61$4.33

Flat Rate

Service20202019Increase
Flat Rate Envelope$7.15$6.95$0.20
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$7.45$7.25$0.20
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$7.75$7.55$0.20
Small Flat Rate Box$7.65$7.50$0.15
Medium Flat Rate Box$13.20$12.80$0.40
Large Flat Rate Box$18.30$17.60$0.70
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box$16.80$16.10$0.70

Express

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Weight (lbs.)Zones 1, 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 9
0.5$0.07$0.57$0.56$0.79$0.87$0.95$1.37$2.28
1$0.26$1.43$-1.21$-0.91$0.36$0.28$1.53$2.50
2$0.47$1.63$-0.40$0.94$2.51$2.48$3.44$5.18
3$0.67$2.30$-0.96$0.42$2.18$2.04$3.10$4.75
4$0.88$2.35$0.08$-0.16$2.15$1.84$2.79$4.40
5$0.09$0.76$0.99$1.49$1.64$1.79$2.56$4.18

Express Flat Rate

Service20202019Increase
Flat Rate Envelope$22.75$22.68$0.07
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$22.95$22.80$0.15
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$23.25$23.18$0.07

Regional

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BoxZones 1, 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 9
A$0.03$0.07$0.09$0.16$0.42$0.58$0.90$3.05
B$0.02$0.01$0.02$0.88$0.57$0.74$0.86$4.65

Cubic

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Cubic Ft (up to)Zone 1, 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 9
0.1$0.07$0.07$0.07$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$1.49
0.2$0.12$0.12$0.11$0.59$0.60$0.61$0.64$2.23
0.3$0.25$0.27$0.28$0.73$0.80$0.85$0.90$3.22
0.4$0.26$0.30$0.30$0.81$0.99$1.08$1.23$4.19
0.5$0.27$0.28$0.29$0.81$1.03$1.14$1.33$4.92

Parcel Select Ground

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Weight (lbs.)Zones 1, 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8Zone 9
1$0.07$0.07$0.07$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.17$0.17
2$0.22$0.23$0.24$0.26$0.29$0.31$0.33$0.33
3$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.28$0.35$0.39$0.46$0.46
4$0.23$0.25$0.26$0.30$0.41$0.47$0.53$0.53
5$0.23$0.25$0.27$0.31$0.47$0.54$0.61$0.61
6$0.24$0.25$0.28$0.41$0.54$0.62$0.71$0.71
7$0.24$0.28$0.28$0.46$0.60$0.70$0.80$0.80
8$0.25$0.30$0.33$0.51$0.65$0.78$0.90$0.90
9$0.27$0.31$0.35$0.54$0.71$0.84$1.00$1.00
10$0.38$0.43$0.47$0.79$1.03$1.24$1.46$1.46

Media Mail

Weight 
(lbs.)
20202019Increase
1$2.80$2.75$0.05
2$3.33$3.27$0.06
3$3.86$3.79$0.07
4$4.39$4.31$0.08
5$4.92$4.83$0.09
6$5.45$5.35$0.10
7$5.98$5.87$0.11
8$6.52$6.39$0.13
9$7.06$6.91$0.15
10$7.60$7.43$0.17

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