2020 USPS Rate Change

USPS has announced that on Jan. 26, 2020, a postage rate change will occur.

The most popular USPS service is increasing slightly, going up by 4.1 percent These prices are adjusted to market conditions and are meant to compete with the UPS, FedEx and others.

Priority Mail service price changes are as follows:

  • Small Flat-Rate Box: $7.90 (2019) - $8.30 (2020)
  • Medium Flat-Rate Box: $14.35 (2019) - $15.05 (2020)
  • Large Flat-Rate Box: $19.95 (2019) - $21.10 (2020)
  • APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box: $18.45 (2019) - $19.60 (2020)
  • Regular Flat-Rate Envelope: $7.35 (2019) - $7.75 (2020)
  • Legal Flat-Rate Envelope: $7.65 (2019) - $8.05 (2020)
  • Padded Flat-Rate Envelope: $8.00 (2019) - $8.40 (2020)

Priority Mail Express rates are increasing by 3.5 percent. The Priority Mail service price changes are as follows:

  • Flat Rate Envelope: $22.68 (2019) - $26.35 (2020)
  • Legal Flat-Rate Envelope: $22.80 (2019) - $26.50 (2020)
  • Padded Flat-Rate Envelope: $23.18 (2019) - $26.95 (2020)

Certified Mail rates are increasing also. Starting Jan. 26, 2020, it will cost $6.95 to send a First-Class letter as Certified Mail with a hardcopy Return Receipt. This breaks down to $0.55 for the stamp, $3.55 for Certified Mail and $2.85 for the hardcopy Return Receipt.

Most of the First-Class Mail prices will be staying the same:

  • Letters (1 oz.): 55 cents
  • Letters, additional ounces: 15 cents
  • Letters (metered 1 oz.): 50 cents
  • Flats (1 oz.): $1.00
  • Domestic Postcards: 35 cents





Doug Norwood, Operations Manager
479-575-5649, dwnorwo@uark.edu


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