The 2019 USPS proposed postal rate changes have been approved.
On October 10, 2018, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a notice of price changes with the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC). As of November 13, 2018, those price changes were approved by the PRC and will take effect on January 27, 2019. The USPS states the proposed changes will keep them competitive in the market, while providing the agency with needed revenue.
We’ve highlighted some of the important changes below:
|FIRST CLASS||2018||2019||% Change|
|Letters | Up to 1.0 oz.||$0.50||$0.55||10%|
|FIRST CLASS PRESORT||2018||2019||% Change|
|Letters - AADC | Up to 3.5 oz. (Auto)||$0.408||$0.412||0.98%|
|Letters - AADC | Up to 3.5 oz. (Nonmachinable)||$0.668||$0.609||-8.83%|
|USPS Marketing Mail||2018||2019||% Change|
|Letters- Non-Profit - AADC | Up to 3.5 oz. (Auto)||$0.159||$0.163||2.52%|
|Letters- Non-Profit - AADC | Up to 3.5 oz. (Nonmachinable)||$0.458||$0.477||4.15%|
|Letters - AADC | Up to 3.5 oz. (Auto)||$0.274||$0.281||2.55%|
|Letters - AADC | Up to 3.5 oz. (Nonmachinable)||$0.573||$0.595||3.84%|
2019 increases indicated in red.
For a full listing of the rate changes for 2019, visit https://pe.usps.com/PriceChange/Index or for more information, go to https://www.prc.gov/press-releases/prc-approves-rate-changes-market-dominant-and-competitive-products/4536