USPS Rate Increase Goes Into Effect August 29, 2021

August 13th, 2021 - 10:00AM

We’re reaching out to inform you that the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) intends to change its rates for First-Class Commercial Letters. The increase was approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (“PRC”) and falls within the cap on market-dominant products, such as First-Class Mail. The new rates will go into effect Sunday, August 29, 2021.

A coalition of organizations representing commercial and non-profit mailers has petitioned the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, requesting a stay that would prevent the USPS from imposing the increase on August 29. As of this notification, the Court’s decision on the petition is still pending.

The 2021 prices, approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors, raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 7.5 percent for First-Class and Marketing Mail. 

Below are highlights of the changes:

First Class LettersOldNew
Single Piece – Stamped$0.550$0.580
Single Piece– Metered$0.510$0.530
Auto AADC$0.428$0.461
Auto 5-digit$0.398$0.426
Marketing Mail Automation Letters (Commercial)OldNew
Local Entry$0.285$0.309
DNDC Entry$0.265$0.288
DSCF Entry$0.261$0.282
Local Entry$0.259$0.277
DNDC Entry$0.239$0.256
DSCF Entry$0.235$0.250
Marketing Mail Automation Letters (Non-Profit)OldNew
Local Entry$0.164$0.178
DNDC Entry$0.144$0.157
DSCF Entry$0.140$0.151
Local Entry$0.138$0.146
DNDC Entry$0.118$0.125
DSCF Entry$0.114$0.119

See our Postal Rate Chart for more information. 

If you have any questions about this upcoming change or would like to learn more about our digital solutions, please contact your account manager or email

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