First Class Package Service Switches to Zone-Based Rates

February 1st, 2019 Comments off

As of January 27th, 2019 USPS First Class Package Service follows zone-based pricing. Shipping rates for packages are now based on the distance your package will be traveling. Using the zip code of the packages origin and the destination zip code along with the weight of your package, the USPS calculates a zone-based rate. To determine the zone of your package visit the USPS Domestic Zone Chart. Stamps.com customers can automatically see the zone-based rate when shipping with First Class Package Service.

2019 First Class Package Service Rates by Zone

First Class Package Service Zone 1&2

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $2.66 $0.00
2 $2.66 $2.66 $0.00
3 $2.66 $2.66 $0.00
4 $2.66 $2.66 $0.00
5 $2.79 $3.18 $0.39
6 $2.92 $3.18 $0.26
7 $3.05 $3.18 $0.13
8 $3.18 $3.18 $0.00
9 $3.34 $3.82 $0.48
10 $3.50 $3.82 $0.32
11 $3.66 $3.82 $0.16
12 $3.82 $3.82 $0.00
13 $4.10 $4.94 $0.84
14 $4.38 $4.94 $0.56
15 $4.66 $4.94 $0.28
15.999 $4.94 $4.94 $0.00

 

First Class Package Service Zone 3

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $2.68 $0.02
2 $2.66 $2.68 $0.02
3 $2.66 $2.68 $0.02
4 $2.66 $2.68 $0.02
5 $2.79 $3.20 $0.41
6 $2.92 $3.20 $0.28
7 $3.05 $3.20 $0.15
8 $3.18 $3.20 $0.02
9 $3.34 $3.85 $0.51
10 $3.50 $3.85 $0.35
11 $3.66 $3.85 $0.19
12 $3.82 $3.85 $0.03
13 $4.10 $4.98 $0.88
14 $4.38 $4.98 $0.60
15 $4.66 $4.98 $0.32
15.999 $4.94 $4.98 $0.04

 

First Class Package Service Zone 4

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $2.70 $0.04
2 $2.66 $2.70 $0.04
3 $2.66 $2.70 $0.04
4 $2.66 $2.70 $0.04
5 $2.79 $3.22 $0.43
6 $2.92 $3.22 $0.30
7 $3.05 $3.22 $0.17
8 $3.18 $3.22 $0.04
9 $3.34 $3.88 $0.54
10 $3.50 $3.88 $0.38
11 $3.66 $3.88 $0.22
12 $3.82 $3.88 $0.06
13 $4.10 $5.02 $0.92
14 $4.38 $5.02 $0.64
15 $4.66 $5.02 $0.36
15.999 $4.94 $5.02 $0.08

 

First Class Package Service Zone 5

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $2.76 $0.10
2 $2.66 $2.76 $0.10
3 $2.66 $2.76 $0.10
4 $2.66 $2.76 $0.10
5 $2.79 $3.28 $0.49
6 $2.92 $3.28 $0.36
7 $3.05 $3.28 $0.23
8 $3.18 $3.28 $0.10
9 $3.34 $3.96 $0.62
10 $3.50 $3.96 $0.46
11 $3.66 $3.96 $0.30
12 $3.82 $3.96 $0.14
13 $4.10 $5.12 $1.02
14 $4.38 $5.12 $0.74
15 $4.66 $5.12 $0.46
15.999 $4.94 $5.12 $0.18

 

First Class Package Service Zone 6

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $2.84 $0.18
2 $2.66 $2.84 $0.18
3 $2.66 $2.84 $0.18
4 $2.66 $2.84 $0.18
5 $2.79 $3.36 $0.57
6 $2.92 $3.36 $0.44
7 $3.05 $3.36 $0.31
8 $3.18 $3.36 $0.18
9 $3.34 $4.06 $0.72
10 $3.50 $4.06 $0.56
11 $3.66 $4.06 $0.40
12 $3.82 $4.06 $0.24
13 $4.10 $5.24 $1.14
14 $4.38 $5.24 $0.86
15 $4.66 $5.24 $0.58
15.999 $4.94 $5.24 $0.30

 

First Class Package Service Zone 7

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $2.96 $0.30
2 $2.66 $2.96 $0.30
3 $2.66 $2.96 $0.30
4 $2.66 $2.96 $0.30
5 $2.79 $3.49 $0.70
6 $2.92 $3.49 $0.57
7 $3.05 $3.49 $0.44
8 $3.18 $3.49 $0.31
9 $3.34 $4.19 $0.85
10 $3.50 $4.19 $0.69
11 $3.66 $4.19 $0.53
12 $3.82 $4.19 $0.37
13 $4.10 $5.38 $1.28
14 $4.38 $5.38 $1.00
15 $4.66 $5.38 $0.72
15.999 $4.94 $5.38 $0.44

 

First Class Package Service Zone 8

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
2 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
3 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
4 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
5 $2.79 $3.63 $0.84
6 $2.92 $3.63 $0.71
7 $3.05 $3.63 $0.58
8 $3.18 $3.63 $0.45
9 $3.34 $4.33 $0.99
10 $3.50 $4.33 $0.83
11 $3.66 $4.33 $0.67
12 $3.82 $4.33 $0.51
13 $4.10 $5.53 $1.43
14 $4.38 $5.53 $1.15
15 $4.66 $5.53 $0.87
15.999 $4.94 $5.53 $0.59

 

First Class Package Service Zone 9

Commercial Base Pricing

Weight Not Over (Oz.) 2018 2019 Change
1 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
2 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
3 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
4 $2.66 $3.09 $0.43
5 $2.79 $3.63 $0.84
6 $2.92 $3.63 $0.71
7 $3.05 $3.63 $0.58
8 $3.18 $3.63 $0.45
9 $3.34 $4.33 $0.99
10 $3.50 $4.33 $0.83
11 $3.66 $4.33 $0.67
12 $3.82 $4.33 $0.51
13 $4.10 $5.53 $1.43
14 $4.38 $5.53 $1.15
15 $4.66 $5.53 $0.87
15.999 $4.94 $5.53 $0.59
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Stamps.com Automatically Updated with New 2019 USPS Rates

January 27th, 2019 Comments off

The 2019 USPS rate increase is now in effect. No action is required of customers, as Stamps.com mailing and shipping solutions are designed to reflect real-time USPS pricing and will transition to the new rates in real time. This way our customers can print postage without any service disruptions.

Below you’ll find a summary of the 2019 postage rate increase for Commercial Base (online postage) prices by mail class:

 

First Class Mail Letters

NEW!  Save 5 cents with every First Class Mail letter (one ounce) you send by printing postage with Stamps.com – a 9% savings!

First Class Mail – 2019 Rates
INCREASE PER LETTER – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Mailpiece Weight 2019 2018 Increase
Letters – 1 oz. $0.55 $0.50 $0.05
Letters  – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.21 ($0.06)
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) – 1 oz. $0.50 $0.47 $0.03
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate)
Additional Ounces
$0.15 $0.21 ($0.06)
Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz. $1.00 $1.00 $0.00
Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces $0.15 $0.21 ($0.06)
Postcards $0.35 $0.35 $0.00
International Letters – 1 oz.
(Country Groups 1-9)
$1.15 $1.15 $0.00
International Postcard
(Country Groups 1-9)
$1.15 $1.15 $0.00

 

Priority Mail Express (Commercial Base Pricing)

Priority Mail Express – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
0.5 $0.70 $0.75 $0.80 $0.90 $0.99 $1.08 $1.21 $5.23
1 $0.76 $0.83 $1.03 $1.18 $1.26 $1.38 $1.48 $6.24
2 $0.80 $0.94 $1.18 $1.36 $1.45 $1.57 $1.71 $6.95
3 $0.85 $1.03 $1.40 $1.65 $1.76 $1.90 $2.05 $8.08
4 $0.89 $1.16 $1.57 $1.95 $2.07 $2.25 $2.41 $9.23
5 $0.93 $1.30 $1.67 $2.09 $2.33 $2.49 $2.67 $10.25

 

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate – 2019 Rates
(Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Mailpiece 2019 2018 Increase
Flat Rate Envelope $22.68 $21.98 $0.70
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $22.80 $22.09 $0.71
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $23.18 $22.46 $0.72

 

Priority Mail (Commercial Base Pricing)

Priority Mail – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1 $0.40 $0.28 $0.39 $0.45 $0.47 $0.49 $0.49 ($0.11)
2 $0.32 $0.36 $0.48 $0.35 $0.23 ($0.06) $0.06 ($0.16)
3 $0.41 $0.31 ($0.13) $0.00 ($0.36) ($0.05) ($0.06) ($0.22)
4 $0.40 $0.15 $0.12 ($0.31) ($0.43) ($0.48) ($0.54) ($0.27)
5 $0.40 ($0.17) ($0.25) ($0.32) ($0.48) ($0.55) ($0.63) ($0.31)

 

Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes & Envelopes (Commercial Base Pricing)

Priority Mail Flat Rate – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Mailpiece 2019 2018 Increase
Flat Rate Envelope $6.95 $6.55 $0.40
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.25 $6.85 $0.40
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $7.55 $7.10 $0.45
Small Flat Rate Box $7.50 $7.05 $0.45
Medium Flat Rate Box $12.80 $12.85 ($0.05)
Large Flat Rate Box $17.60 $17.65 ($0.05)
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box $16.10 $16.15 ($0.05)

 

Priority Mail Regional Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes – 2019 Rates
(Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Box
Type
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
A $0.55 $0.60 $0.72 $0.61 $0.53 $0.26 $0.40 $0.31
B $0.64 $0.08 $0.03 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.58

 

First Class Package Service (Commercial Base Pricing)
NEW!
 Zone-based pricing has been added to First Class Package Service! Shipping rates are now based on the distance your package is traveling, using the origin zip code and the package destination zip code (there are 8 total shipping zones).

First Class Package Service – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Mailpiece Weight Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1 ounce $0.00 $0.02 $0.04 $0.10 $0.18 $0.30 $0.43 $0.43
2 ounces $0.00 $0.02 $0.04 $0.10 $0.18 $0.30 $0.43 $0.43
3 ounces $0.00 $0.02 $0.04 $0.10 $0.18 $0.30 $0.43 $0.43
4 ounces $0.00 $0.02 $0.04 $0.10 $0.18 $0.30 $0.43 $0.43
5 ounces $0.39 $0.41 $0.43 $0.49 $0.57 $0.70 $0.84 $0.84
6 ounces $0.26 $0.28 $0.30 $0.36 $0.44 $0.57 $0.71 $0.71
7 ounces $0.13 $0.15 $0.17 $0.23 $0.31 $0.44 $0.58 $0.58
8 ounces $0.00 $0.02 $0.04 $0.10 $0.18 $0.31 $0.45 $0.45
9 ounces $0.48 $0.51 $0.54 $0.62 $0.72 $0.85 $0.99 $0.99
10 ounces $0.32 $0.35 $0.38 $0.46 $0.56 $0.69 $0.83 $0.83
11 ounces $0.16 $0.19 $0.22 $0.30 $0.40 $0.53 $0.67 $0.67
12 ounces $0.00 $0.03 $0.06 $0.14 $0.24 $0.37 $0.51 $0.51
13 ounces $0.84 $0.88 $0.92 $1.02 $1.14 $1.28 $1.43 $1.43
14 ounces $0.56 $0.60 $0.64 $0.74 $0.86 $1.00 $1.15 $1.15
15 ounces $0.28 $0.32 $0.36 $0.46 $0.58 $0.72 $0.87 $0.87
15.999 ounces $0.00 $0.04 $0.08 $0.18 $0.30 $0.44 $0.59 $0.59

 

Parcel Select Ground (Commercial Base Pricing)

Parcel Select Ground – 2019 Rates (Commercial Base Pricing)
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1 $0.30 $0.18 $0.29 $0.31 $0.28 $0.25 $0.20 $0.20
2 $0.22 $0.26 $0.38 $0.20 $0.04 ($0.30) ($0.23) ($0.23)
3 $0.31 $0.21 ($0.23) ($0.20) ($0.60) ($0.34) ($0.40) ($0.40)
4 $0.30 $0.05 $0.02 ($0.51) ($0.67) ($0.77) ($0.88) ($0.88)
5 $0.30 ($0.27) ($0.35) ($0.52) ($0.72) ($0.84) ($0.97) ($0.97)
6 $0.29 ($0.60) ($0.59) ($0.62) ($0.27) ($0.51) ($0.60) ($0.60)
7 $0.01 ($0.33) ($0.68) ($0.36) ($0.34) ($0.55) ($0.63) ($0.63)
8 ($0.39) ($0.16) ($0.27) ($0.71) ($0.47) ($0.57) ($0.66) ($0.66)
9 $0.19 ($0.06) $0.11 ($0.75) ($0.49) ($0.59) ($0.69) ($0.69)
10 $0.05 $0.08 $0.13 ($0.79) ($0.51) ($0.62) ($0.73) ($0.73)


Media Mail

Media Mail – 2019 Rates
INCREASE PER PACKAGE – 2019 rates vs. 2018 rates
Weight
(lbs.)
2019 2018 Increase
1 $2.75 $2.66 $0.09
2 $3.27 $3.17 $0.10
3 $3.79 $3.68 $0.11
4 $4.31 $4.19 $0.12
5 $4.83 $4.70 $0.13
6 $5.35 $5.21 $0.14
7 $5.87 $5.72 $0.15
8 $6.39 $6.23 $0.16
9 $6.91 $6.74 $0.17
10 $7.43 $7.25 $0.18

 

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USPS Suspends Mail Delivery Wed, Dec 5 for National Day of Mourning

December 3rd, 2018 Comments off

President Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, December 5, 2018 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

To honor President Bush for his vast contributions to public service during his lifetime, the U.S. Postal Service will observe a day of mourning and will suspend regular mail delivery and Post Office/retail services on Wednesday, December 5.

USPS Operations That Will Continue on Wednesday, Dec 5
Service Status
Priority Mail Express All Priority Mail Express items will be delivered as scheduled.
Package Pickup USPS will conduct scheduled package pickup requests.  IMPORTANT! No new package pickups are being scheduled for December 5.
Plant Operations All plant operations, including Network Distribution Centers (NDC) and Sectional Center Facilities (SCF), will operate as scheduled except delivery point sequence (DPS) processing. FAST appointments will be accepted.
Air & Surface Transportation Air and Surface transportation operate as scheduled, and scheduled dispatches to Post Offices will occur.
USPS Customer Support Call Center In operation but may have reduced staffing.
Delivery Destination Units (DDU) All DDUs will accept drop shipments.

 

USPS Operations That Will Be Suspended on Wednesday, Dec 5
Service Status
General Mail Delivery Regular USPS mail delivery will be suspended. There will be limited package delivery consistent with our Peak Season Sunday schedule.
Post Office/Retail Post Offices will be closed. All retail operations will be suspended.
Collection Box (Blue Boxes in Streets) Mail will be collected from boxes in front of Post Offices and high volume boxes that have a potential to overflow. All other box collections will be suspended.
Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) The BMEU/Detached Mail Unit (DMU) in plant locations will be open, while BMEU operations will be suspended at Post Office locations.
USPS Administrative Offices including Headquarters All administration offices will be closed.

Get more info from USPS.com.

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018

October 22nd, 2018 Comments off

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced their 2018 shipping deadlines to ensure delivery by December 25th.  Be sure to mail by these deadlines if you are planning to use the USPS to send any mail or packages this Holiday season.

If you live in Hawaii or Alaska, note that your shipping deadlines may be different than those for the contiguous United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USPS Issues Service Disruption Alert for Hawaii

August 24th, 2018 Comments off

The USPS has issued a service disruption alert for the state of Hawaii. Due to Hurricane Lane there is no mail delivery or pickup on August 24th for Hawaii Island, Maui County, Kauai and Oahu. Though the service disruption alert is only for August 24th, future deliveries and pickups may also be effected. For updates on USPS mail delivery see the Service Disruption Alerts Page.

 

Getting Local and National Updates

On a national level, you can access detailed information about which delivery units are not accepting drop shipments or whether your Post Office is open today.  If your Post Office is temporarily closed, the USPS will provide information on which facilities are handling the mail volume for that location in the meantime.  Usually, a nearby Post Office will handle the mail temporarily for the area.  In some cases, temporary cluster box units may be installed to provide delivery service to local residents, or if you use a PO Box, your mail will be sent to a box at another Post Office.

You can also access detailed Mail Service Disruption Reports to find the cause of the disruption.  The option of “USPS facilities status” will provide information on whether your facility is slated to be permanently closed.

 

International Mail Disruptions

For mail being sent to international addresses, this helpful page will provide information such as which services are suspended or restored for countries affected by unfortunate events, such as wars or natural disasters.  Mail addressed to a country seriously affected by hostilities may be returned to you so it is important to stay abreast of any issues abroad.

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