USPS Domestic Shipping Rates

(The 2019 USPS postage rates take effect on January 27, 2019.)

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Summary of the 2019 USPS Domestic Postage Rate Increase

Domestic Mailing:

  • The First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will increase by five cents to $0.55 from $0.50.
  • Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost $0.15 (a decrease from $0.21).
  • “Metered Mail” rates for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will increase three cents to $0.50 from $0.47. Each additional ounce will cost $0.15.
  • The five cent “Metered Mail” rate discount for a First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) compared to the Post Office rate represents a savings of 9%.
  • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will not increase and will remain at $1.00. Each additional ounce will cost $0.15.

Domestic Shipping:

  • Priority Mail Express will see an overall rate increase of 3.9% in 2019. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $22.68 (previously $21.98).
  • Priority Mail will see an average rate increase of 5.9% in 2019. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $6.95 (previously $6.55).
  • First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 11.9% in 2019. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $2.66.
  • First Class Package Service will move to zone‑based pricing in 2019.
  • Parcel Select Ground will see an average rate decrease of 1.3% in 2019. Commercial Base (online postage) rates will start at $6.85 (previously $6.55).
  • Media Mail rates will increase by 2.9% in 2019. Rates will start at $2.75 (previously $2.66).

2019 USPS Domestic Postage Rates VS 2018 USPS Domestic Postage Rates

Post Office/Retail Rates
Letters 2019 Postage Rates 2018 Postage Rates
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.55 $0.50
First-Class Mail letter – each additional ounce $0.15 $0.21
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $1.00 $1.00
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope – each additional ounce $0.15 $0.21
Postcard $0.35 $0.35

Post Office/Retail Rates
Flat Rate Envelopes 2019 Postage Rates 2018 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope $25.50 $24.70
Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope $26.20 $25.40
Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope $25.70 $24.90
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $7.35 $6.70
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $8.00 $7.25
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.65 $7.00
Post Office/Retail Rates
Packages 2019 Postage Rates 2018 Postage Rates
Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.) $25.50 and up $24.70 and up
Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box Discontinued Discontinued
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $7.35 and up $6.70 and up
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $7.90 $7.20
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $14.35 $13.65
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $19.95 $18.90
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $18.45 $17.40
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $9.95 and up $9.35 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $10.35 and up $9.66 and up
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C Discontinued Discontinued
First Class® Package Service (1 oz.) $3.66 and up $3.50
Parcel Select Ground® (1 lb.) Not Available Not Available
Media Mail (1 lb.) $2.75 $2.66
Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post®– 1 lb.) $7.35 and up $6.70 and up
Library Mail (1 lb.) $2.61 $2.53

Post Office/Retail Rates
Special Services 2019 Postage Rates 2018 Postage Rates
Certified Mail™ $3.50 $3.45
Certificate of Mailing $1.45 $1.40
Registered Mail™ $12.40 and up $11.90 and up
USPS Tracking $0.00 $0.00
Restricted Delivery $5.20 $5.05
Return Receipt – (mail) $2.80 $2.75
Return Receipt – (electronic) $1.60 $1.50
Return Receipt – (for Merchandise) $4.30 $4.20
Signature Confirmation™ $3.05 $3.00
Adult Signature – (Basic) $6.40 $6.10
Adult Signature – (Person Specific) $6.66 $6.35
Package Intercept $14.10 $13.45

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