Postage Rates Going Down April 10, 2016!

by Kyle Kennedy

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that it intends to remove the exigent surcharge currently in place.  Assuming no legal intervention takes place, the postage rate changes will go into effect on April 10, 2016.  The average savings will be about $0.0125 per piece or about 4%.

Rate Change Highlights:

Download a price comparison worksheet here.

 

First-Class Mail

  Letters Cards Flats
Single Piece Machinable 0.470 0.340 0.940
Additional Ounce 0.210 - 0.210
Nonmachinable Surcharge 0.210 - -

 

First-Class Mail Presorted

  Letters Cards Flats
Machinable Presorted 0.452 0.283 0.798
Mixed AADC Automation 0.419 0.272 0.750
AADC Automation 0.399 0.263 0.670
3-Digit Automation 0.399 0.263 0.630
5-Digit Automation 0.376 0.250 0.438
Additional Ounce 0.125 - 0.210
Nonmachinable Surcharge 0.210 - -

 

Standard Mail Automation <= 3.3

  Letters   Flats
Mixed AADC Automation 0.291   0.539
AADC Automation 0.274   0.522
3-Digit Automation 0.274   0.467
5-Digit Automation 0.255   0.376
ECR Basic 0.288   0.288
ECR High Density 0.207   0.235
ECR High Density Plus 0.204   0.230
ECR EDDM -   0.206
ECR Saturation 0.194   0.205

 

Non-Profit Mail Automation <= 3.3

  Letters   Flats
Mixed AADC Automation 0.176   0.400
AADC Automation 0.159   0.382
3-Digit Automation 0.159   0.328
5-Digit Automation 0.140   0.237
ECR Basic 0.214   0.214
ECR High Density 0.133   0.161
ECR High Density Plus 0.130   0.156
ECR EDDM -   0.132
ECR Saturation 0.120   0.131

 

Drop Shipment Discounts

  Minimum Maximum
NDC 0.032 0.035
SCF 0.043 0.044

 

For a complete listing of new prices effective April 10, visit the USPS Postal Explorer.  

Also, download a printable postage rates chart with a postal specifications chart and envelope size guide by clicking the banner below.

 

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