October 11, 2018
USPS Announces Proposed New Prices for 2019
The Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of proposed price changes to take effect January 27, 2019. The January Price Change will include price changes for Market Dominant, Competitive and International products.
The new prices, if approved, include a five-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail® Forever® stamp from 50 cents to 55 cents. Metered letters would have a three-cent increase.
The proposed prices would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent, and the price increases for Shipping Services vary by product, with Priority Mail® increasing 5.9 percent, and Priority Mail Express® increasing 3.9 percent.
First-Class Package Service will move to zone-based pricing to better align with the cost of service and improve value based on distance.
The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:
Letters (1 oz.)
50 cents/55 cents
Letters additional ounces
21 cents/15 cents
47 cents/50 cents
The proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate® retail price changes are:
Small Flat Rate Box
Medium Flat Rate Box
Large Flat Rate Box
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box
Regular Flat Rate Envelope
Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Padded Flat Rate Envelope
Additional information on the January 2019 proposed price changes can be found at:
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