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Stamps.com Automatically Updated with New USPS Rates

January 23rd, 2012

With the 2012 USPS rate increase, all Stamps.com postage printed on or after January 22, 2012 will reflect the new rates. No action is required of customers. Stamps.com mailing and shipping solutions are designed to reflect up-to-date USPS pricing and will transition to the new rates in real time, enabling customers to print postage without any service disruptions.  

Stamps.com Software Customers

  • Stamps.com Software will automatically reflect the new rates. No action is required.
  • To utilize the new 2012 USPS products such as the Express Mail Flat Rate Box or the Regional Rate Box C, Stamps.com Software customers will need to upgrade to Version 9.5Download Version 9.5 for FREE!
  • If shipping Media Mail and/or Parcel Post, Stamps.com Software customers will need to upgrade to Version 9.5 in order to incorporate the new Intelligent Mail Package Barcode. Download Version 9.5 for FREE!

Stamps.com Online Customers

  • Stamps.com Online will automatically reflect the new rates. No action is required.
  • Stamps.com Online will automatically incorporate the new 2012 USPS products. No action is required.

 New 2012 USPS Products

  • Express Mail Flat Rate Box — It’s priced at $39.95 and can be used for overnight delivery anywhere in the country for one price regardless of weight (up to 70 lbs).
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Express Mail Flat Rate Boxes come in 2 versions – top loading and side loading. Both boxes hold up to 70 pounds.

  

  • Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C — It’s the U.S. Postal Service’s largest and deepest box at 15” x 12” x 12” and can hold up to 25 lbs.
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Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C is 15″ x 12″ x 12″ and holds up to 25 pounds

  

  • First Class Package Service (formerly known as First Class Mail Parcels) — This mail class will now include the Intelligent Mail Package Barcode to provide FREE Delivery Confirmation.
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Free Delivery Confirmation is now included with First Class Package Service

  

 New 2012 USPS Commercial Base (Online Postage) Rates

Mail Class

2012 Price

2011 Price

First Class Letters – 1 oz.

$0.45

$0.44

First Class Letters – Additional Ounces

$0.20

$0.20

First Class Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz.

$0.90

$0.88

First Class Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces

$0.20

$0.20

Postcards

$0.32

$0.29

Express Mail – 0.5 lb.

$12.85 & up

$12.96 & up

Priority Mail – 1 lb.

$4.90 & up

$4.80 & up

First Class Package Service – 1 lb.

$1.64

$1.56

Media Mail – 1 lb.

$2.47

$2.41

Parcel Post – 1 lb.

$5.20 & up

$5.10 & up

Global Express Guaranteed – 0.5 lb.

$44.00 & up

$35.50 & up

Express Mail International – 0.5 lb.

$26.91 & up

$24.79 & up

Priority Mail International – 1 lb.

$22.09 & up

$20.19 & up

First Class Mail International –  1 lb.

$5.75 & up

$5.58 & up

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