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USPS Rate Increases

Rate changes from the U.S. Postal Service and tips to reduce the impact on your business (changes effective July 10, 2022)

Post Office

2¢ Increase on stamps

The retail price of a stamp increased from $0.58 to $0.60.

  • New stamp price: 60¢
  • New discounted meter Price: 57¢

Ashley’s Tip: Using a postage meter gets you the 5% discount on postage, which can add up annually. Going to the post office costs time and money.

4¢ Increase on meter rate

Meter rates for First-Class letters increased but meter discount will save you 5% on each mail piece!

  • Previous meter price: 53¢
  • New meter price: 57¢
  • New postcard price: 44¢

Ashley’s Tip: It’s important to make sure all of your postage is updated regularly. Rates can change seasonally. With our newest quadient meters, postage rates are updated automatically!

Certified Mail® fee increase

The Certified Mail fee increased an additional 25 cents per mail piece. Return Receipt will increase by 20¢.

  • Certified Mail fee: from $3.75 to $4.00
  • Return Receipt (hard copy) cost: from $3.05 to $3.25
  • Return Receipt (electronic) cost: from $1.85 to $2.00

Ashley’s Tip:

An electronic Return Receipt will save you $1.25 on every Certified Mail piece. A digital workflow solution like quadient e-certify can save you nearly 48% on all Certified Mail costs.

Shipping Rates on the rise

In January 2022 shipping rate changes went into affect. Here is a summary of the increases:

  • Priority Mail Express®: +3.1%
  • Priority Mail®: +3.1%
  • First-Class Package Service: +8.8%
  • Parcel Select: +5.5%
  • Parcel Return Service: +4.9%
  • USPS Retail Ground: -7.4% (decreased!)

Ashley’s Tip:

Shipping rate prices can increase during the peak seasons. With quadient shipping software you can rate shop, compare pricing and get discounts all year long with shipping software. This can help save your business up to 30% on Priority Mail costs!

Save Time & Money with Ashley’s Business Solutions

For more information about shipping software, postage meters, folder inserters, address label printers, and other mailing equipment give us a call: 800.677.4345. We look forward to partnering with you!

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