USPS Domestic Shipping Rates

(The 2018 USPS domestic postage rates take effect on January 21, 2018.)

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Summary of the 2018 USPS Domestic Postage Rate Increase

Domestic Mailing:

  • First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) rates will increase from $0.49 to $0.50 when purchased at the Post Office. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
  • The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will increase from $0.46 to $0.47. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
  • First Class Mail Flats (1 oz.) will increase from $0.98 to $1.00. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
  • Postcard rates will increase one cent to $0.35.

Domestic Shipping:

  • Priority Mail Express will see an overall rate increase of 3.9% in 2018. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $21.98 (previously $21.18).
  • Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 3.9% in 2018. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $6.55 (previously $5.95).
  • First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 3.9% in 2018. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $2.66 (previously $2.61).
  • Parcel Select Ground will see an average rate increase of 4.9% in 2018. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $6.55 (previously $5.95).
  • Media Mail will see an average rate increase of 3.9% in 2018. Rates will start at $2.66 (previously $2.63).

2018 USPS Domestic Postage Rates VS 2017 USPS Domestic Postage Rates

Post Office/Retail Rates
Letters 2018 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.50 $0.49
First-Class Mail letter – each additional ounce $0.21 $0.21
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $1.00 $0.98
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope – each additional ounce $0.21 $0.21
Postcard $0.35 $0.34

Post Office/Retail Rates
Flat Rate Envelopes 2018 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope $24.70 $23.75
Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope $25.40 $24.95
Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope $24.90 $23.95
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $6.70 $6.65
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $7.25 $7.20
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.00 $6.95
Post Office/Retail Rates
Packages 2018 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.) $24.70 and up $23.75 and up
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box Discontinued Discontinued
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $6.70 and up $6.65 and up
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $7.20 $7.15
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $13.65 $13.60
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $18.90 $18.85
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $17.40 $17.35
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $9.35 and up $8.77 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $9.66 and up $9.42 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C Discontinued Discontinued
First Class® Package Service (1 oz.) $3.50 $2.67
Parcel Select Ground® (1 lb.) Not Available Not Available
Media Mail (1 lb.) $2.66 $2.63
Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post®– 1 lb.) $6.70 and up $6.65 and up
Library Mail (1 lb.) $2.53 $2.50

Post Office/Retail Rates
Special Services 2018 Postage Rates 2017 Postage Rates
Certified Mail™ $3.45 $3.35
Certificate of Mailing $1.40 $1.35
Registered Mail™ $11.90 and up $11.70 and up
USPS Tracking $0.00 $0.00
Restricted Delivery $5.05 $4.95
Return Receipt – (mail) $2.75 $2.75
Return Receipt – (electronic) $1.50 $1.45
Return Receipt – (for Merchandise) $4.20 $4.20
Signature Confirmation™ $3.00 $2.90
Adult Signature – (Basic) $6.10 $5.90
Adult Signature – (Person Specific) $6.35 $6.15
Package Intercept $13.45 $12.95

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