2017 USPS First-Class Mail Postage Rates and Increase Guide Vs 2016

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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has implemented new rates for domestic and international mail classes as well as its pecial Services on January 22, 2017. Learn more about these changes and how they may impact your mailing and shipping. Here are 2017 USPS Postage Rates for First-Class Mail.

First-Class Mail is a service that delivers envelopes weighing up to 3.5 ounces and flats up to 13 ounces. This service is ideal and cost-effective for letters, bills, large envelopes, and postcards. This mail class offers delivery between one and three days within the U.S.
CHANGES TO FIRST-CLASS MAIL IN 2017

Letter Rates
The First-Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) retail rate will increase 2 cents to $0.49 from $0.47 in 2016. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.21 (no change from 2016).
Online Postage
For those who print postage online or on a postage meter, the “Metered Mail” rate for a First-Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) will decrease by $0.005 to $0.46 from $0.465 in 2016
Flats/Large Envelopes
First-Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will increase 4 cents to $0.98 from $0.94 in 2016. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.21 (no change from 2016).
Postcards
Postcard rates will stay the same at $0.34.
POST OFFICE/RETAIL RATES
First-Class Mail Letter 2017 Postage Rates 2016 Postage Rates Increase
First-Class Mail Letter(1 oz.) $0.49 $0.47 $0.02
Metered Mail(1 oz.) – Online Postage Providers and Postage Meters $0.46 $0.465 -$0.005
First-Class Mail Letter – each additional ounce $0.21 $0.21 NO CHANGE
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope(1 oz.) $0.98 $0.94 $0.04
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope – each additional ounce $0.21 $0.21 NO CHANGE
First-Class Mail Letter International(1 oz.) $1.15 $1.15 NO CHANGE
Postcard $0.34 $0.34 NO CHANGE

WHEN TO USE
Use First-Class Mail if your mailpiece is less than 13 ounces and doesn’t need overnight delivery or USPS Tracking™.
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