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USPS: Overview of 2019 postage rates

automation postage rates effective January 27, 2019

ServiceNew RatesOld Rates
 
First-Class Stamp$0.55$0.50
1 oz. or less; per piece rate; each additional oz - $0.15
 
Marketing Mail Letters $0.256 - $0.291($0.251 - $0.287)
Formerly known as standard or bulk mail; 3.5 oz. or less; per piece rate
 
Marketing Mail Flats $0.405 - $0.632($0.393 - $0.598)
Formerly known as standard or bulk mail; 4 oz. or less; per piece rate
 
Non-Profit Letters $0.138 - $0.173($0.136 - $0.172)
Formerly known as standard or bulk mail; 3.5 oz. or less; per piece rate
 
Non-Profit Flats $0.231 - $0.458($0.227 - $0.432)
Formerly known as standard or bulk mail; 4 oz. or less; per piece rate
 
First-Class Letters $0.383 - $0.459($0.378 - $0.424)
3.5 oz. or less; per piece rate
 
First-Class Flats $0.486 - $0.799($0.474 - $0.705)
1 oz. or less$1.00 (Retail)$1.00 (Retail)
Per piece rate; each additional oz - $0.15
 
First-Class Postcard$0.257 - $0.280($0.257 - $0.274)
Max size 4.25" x 6"$0.35 (Retail)$0.35 (Retail)
 

standards and requirements

Folded self-mailers must meet the following standards:

  • Height: not more than 6 inches or less than 3.5 inches high
  • Length: not more than 10.5 inches or less than 5 inches long
  • Thickness: not more than 0.25 inch or less than 0.009 inch thick
  • Weight: not more than 3 ounces
  • Aspect ratio: within 1.3 to 2.5 (length divided by height)
  • Final fold on the bottom or leading edge
  • The final folded panel creates the back (non-address) side of the mailpiece.

Cards can still be 11.5 x 6.125

           


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