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USPS proposes increases on First-Class letters, Certified Mail and other services effective Aug 29, 2021.Get the Details
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- 2021 USPS Rates - Aug 29
- 2021 Priority Mail® Rates
- 2021 FedEx® Rates
- 2021 UPS® Rates
- USPS® Promotions
The rates listed below reflect the USPS® prices increases in effect August 29, 2021.
If your small business uses stamps or purchases postage directly at the Post Office, this year’s increase will significantly impact your bottom line. Don’t miss out on a 9% meter discount with a Quadient meter. Choose the perfect meter for your business.
There have been two major price increases to Certified Mail® this year. The silver lining: You can reduce the impact on your business by using an online solution like ConnectSuite e-Certify. With e-Certify, you’ll use an electronic Return Receipt and save $1.20 on every Certified Mail® piece. You can save nearly 38% on all Certified Mail® costs.
Breaking it down, as of August 29, 2021 it will cost $7.38 to send a First-Class Letter as Certified Mail® with a hard copy Return Receipt:
- $0.58 for the Postage
- $3.75 for Certified Mail® fee
- $3.05 for Return Receipt Hard Copy
The complete Postal Service filings with the updated August prices can be found on the USPS® Postal Explorer website. If you want to keep up with any updates regarding the August 2021 rate change event, you can check out our Mailing and Shipping Blog. To receive alerts on all USPS® postage rate increases, subscribe to our Quadient Connections newsletter.
Priority Mail® Flat Rate:
The most popular USPS service, Priority Mail®, is seeing an average increase of 2.8% for their Flat Rate service. Priority Mail's prices are adjusted to market conditions and are meant to compete with the UPS®, FedEx®, and other carriers. Although Priority Mail® Flat Rate prices are going up, it is still a great value to shippers. It's one of the main reason that the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday or holiday season delivery. We've highlighted some of the main Priority Mail® Flat Rate price changes below to flat-rate boxes.
Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate:
Priority Mail Express® guarantees delivery of your packages 365 days a year. Like Priority Mail® Flat Rate, you can send items in flat rate boxes or your packaging. This service is not seeing an increase in 2021.
If you are looking to save on Priority Mail costs this year (who isn't), look into printing shipping labels to get discounted rates. Customers who use shipping software to print labels get discounted shipping rates known as Commercial Base pricing when they ship items using Priority Mail®, Priority Mail Express®, or First-Class Package Service.
We are here to help you find what you need this rate change season to help minimize the impact of these increases on your business and budget. That's why we've got resources online, over the phone, and even in person!
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The USPS® has been putting on Promotions & Incentive Programs since 2012 as a way to encourage marketers, printers, and mailers to take advantage of innovative ways to add value to their mail—all while gaining postal discounts. This 2020-2021 season is no different. The USPS has released a slew of promotions around different mail innovations including Informed Delivery, Mobile Shopping and more.
Check out all the details below and see how your business can leverage promotions for improved customer engagement and discounted prices.
The charts below contain UPS Service Retail Rates. UPS Service Daily Rates may be lower.
UPS 3 Day Select®:
UPS 2nd Day Air®:
UPS Next Day Air®:
Access to the full list of UPS's affected services is available on UPS's Rate Change Update Page. You can also download the joint FedEx and UPS Rate Guide to have access to the full list of rates and zones. If you want to keep up with any rate change updates, you can check out the QuadientDirect blog. To receive alerts on all shipping carrier service rate changes, subscribe to our newsletter Quadient Connections.
FedEx Ground & Home Delivery®:
FedEx Standard Overnight®:
FedEx® One Rate:
Access to the full list of FedEx's affected services as well as download files is available on FedEx's Rate Change FAQ. You can also download the handy joint FedEx and UPS Rate Guide to have the guide available anytime. If you want to keep up with any rate change updates, you can check out the QuadientDirect blog. To receive alerts on all shipping carrier service rate changes, subscribe to our newsletter Quadient Connections.