2020 USPS Postage Rates: 1.9% Average Rate Increase With Many Discounts Available

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the new 2020 postage rates, and the increases are just as we expected.

The new rates are set to take effect on January 26, 2020, and the average increase will be 1.9%. However, the rates for a number of different types of mail will remain unchanged, and the USPS is offering many opportunities for discounts.

Another thing to note is that the 2020 postage rates include the ongoing trend of lessening the savings for mail that’s entered into Network Distribution Centers (NDC) and Sectional Center Facilities (SCF).

Key points of the rate increase:

  • For SCF entered 5-Digit Automated Marketing Letters, the increase is from $.228 to $.233.
  • For SCF entered 5-Digit Automated Marketing Flats weighing less that 4 oz., the increase is from $.352 to $.365 per piece.
  • The rates for full rate first class letters will remain unchanged; The rates for one-ounce stamped letters and one-ounce metered letters will stay the same at $.55 and $.50, respectively and first class domestic postcards will remain $.35.

The 2020 USPS promotional discounts are as follows:

SPC is always available to help you navigate the new USPS postage rates, as well as take advantage of the promotional discounts. Please reach out at any time with any questions that you might have so that our mailing professionals can assist you.

You can also find more information on the new rates by downloading our 2020 USPS Postal Rates Brochure.


Randy Weiler
Director of Postal Affairs and Logistics

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