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USPS 2021 Rates & Forms Effective January 24

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Postal Service postage rates and fees increase effective January 24, 2021.

Here are the new rates and postage forms:

Click for 2021 USPS Postage Rates

USPS PS 3541
USPS PS 3600-FCM
USPS PS 3600-PM
USPS PS 3602-EZ
USPS PS 3602-N
USPS PS 3602-NZ
USPS PS 3602-R
USPS PS 3605-R
USPS PS 3700

USPS International Country Rate Codes

The new rates raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories. Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the consumer price index, competitive International Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions. The USPS believes these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue.

There is no increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which would remain at 55 cents. The single-piece letter additional ounce price increases to 20 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price increases to 51 cents and the prices of postcard stamps increases to 36 cents. Single-piece 1-ounce flat prices will remain unchanged at $1.

The Postal Service has some of the lowest letter-mail postage rates in the industrialized world and continues to offer a great value in shipping. Unlike some other shippers, the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery or regular Saturday delivery.

Last year the USPS outlined its 2021 rate plan as follows:

 

Product

 

Current Prices

 

Planned Prices

Letters additional ounce(s)

15 cents

20 cents

Letters (metered 1 oz.)

50 cents

51 cents

Domestic Postcards

35 cents

36 cents

Letters (1 oz.)

55 cents

55 cents (no change)

Flats (1 oz.)

$1

$1 (no change)

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