USPS announces proposed postage rate increase for 2021

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 24, 2021.

The proposed prices, approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories.

If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the new prices will include no increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which would remain at 55 cents. The single-piece letter additional ounce price would increase to 20 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price would increase to 51 cents and the prices of postcard stamps would increase to 36 cents. Single-piece 1-ounce flat prices will remain unchanged at $1.

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

Product Current Prices Planned Prices 
 Letters additional ounce(s) 15 cents 20 cents 
 Letters (metered 1 oz.) 50 cents 51 cents 
 Domestic Postcards 35 cents 36 cents 
 Letters (1 oz.) 55 cents 55 cents (no change) 
 Flats (1 oz.) $1 $1 (no change) 

If you have any questions related to how these increases may impact your future mailings, contact us or reach out directly to your account representative.