Rate Changes

2021 USPS® mid-year postage rate change summary

The USPS has approved a mid-year rate increase for letter mail, postcards and flats that will go into effect on August 29, 2021

USPS Shipping rates on services such as Priority Mail are not increasing in the new rates.

Why is the USPS changing rates

in the middle of the year?

The Postal Regulatory Commission recently completed a review of the rules that determine how much the USPS can raise rates in a year. The regulator determined that to restore financial stability to the postal service, the postal service should have the ability to raise prices above the rate of inflation. Rather than waiting until the traditional October announcement and January implementation date, the USPS decided to move up the rate change to help expedite their ability to generate new revenues.


The new rates take effect on August 29, 2021. We do not anticipate further pricing changes for letter mail until next year, however the USPS has indicated that there will likely be another peak surcharge for packages this holiday season.

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