A New Decade Brings A New Postage Increase

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The beginning of a new decade brings about a postage rate increase scheduled to go into effect on January 26th, 2020. We are lucky that the price of a Forever stamp is staying at the current rate of 55 cents.

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We are not so lucky with Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail pricing. Flat Rate Commercial Base Pricing is increasing anywhere from $0.20 to $0.70 cents based on size of the envelope or box.

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First Class Commercial letters and postcards are raising slightly. The increase is $0.006 to $0.009 cents per piece based on automation level. The Machinable and Nonmachinable rates are increasing by $0.001 cents per piece.

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The good news is First-Class Commercial Flats are decreasing at the Automated 1-ounce and 2-ounce rates, and the bad news is Commercial Flats are increasing at weights above 3 ounces. The 2020 rates are listed below.

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We will also see slight increases in Marketing Mail Carrier Route and Automation rates. These will be from $0.001 to $0.003 cents per piece based on sortation level of your mail.

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Marketing Mail Letters – Commercial Nonprofit rates are increasing between $0.001 and $0.007 cents per piece based on sortation level with the highest increases coming in the Automation Mixed AADC rates.

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Nonprofit Commercial Flats have also seen an increase in rates for many of the categories, with the biggest increases coming in Automation rates. Increases are going to be from $0.009 cents per piece up to $0.03 cents for Mixed ADC rates.

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We've created a handy one-page 2020 USPS Postage Rates Quick Guide that you can print out and keep at your desk for all the major rate categories and size requirements.

Download Now: 2020 USPS Rates Quick Guide

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Rob Hanks

Rob Hanks is a inside sales representative at Suttle-Straus and has more than 25 years of experience in direct mail. Rob is a Certified Direct Mail Professional and a Certified Mailpiece Design Professional though the United States Postal Service and serves as the Industry Co-Chairperson for the Greater Madison Area Postal Customer Council. Rob enjoys the challenges of mailpiece design within postal regulations and helping clients save on postage costs.
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