Mail TIPS

2016-2015 Postage Rate Comparison

 

Post Office/Retail Rates

Rate Increase

Letters

2016 Postage Rates

2015 Postage Rates

From 2015 to 2016

First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.)

$0.49

$0.49

$0.00

First-Class Mail letter - each additional ounce

$0.22

$0.22

$0.00

First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.)

$0.98

$0.98

$0.00

First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope - each additional ounce

$0.22

$0.22

$0.00

Postcard

$0.35

$0.35

$0.00

 

Post Office/Retail Rates

Rate Increase

Flat Rate Envelopes

2016 Postage Rates

2015 Postage Rates

From 2015 to 2016

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope

$22.95

$19.99

$2.96

Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$22.95

$19.99

$2.96

Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$22.95

$19.99

$2.96

Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope

$6.45

$5.75

$0.70

Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$6.80

$6.10

$0.70

Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$6.45

$5.90

$0.55

 

Post Office/Retail Rates

Rate Increase

Packages

2016 Postage Rates

2015 Postage Rates

From 2015 to 2016

Priority Mail Express (0.5 lb.)

$22.95

$16.95

$6.00

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Box

Discontinued

$44.95

Discontinued

Priority Mail (1 lb.)

$6.45 and up

$5.75 and up

$0.70 and up

Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box

$6.80

$5.95

$0.85

Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box

$13.45

$12.65

$0.80

Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box

$18.75

$17.90

$0.85

Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box

$16.75

$15.90

$0.85

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A

$8.26 and up

$6.07 and up

$2.19 and up

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B

$8.96 and up

$6.91 and up

$2.05 and up

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C

Discontinued

$10.60 and up

Discontinued

First Class® Package Service (1 oz.)

$2.54

$2.54

$0.00

Parcel Select Ground® (1 lb.)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Media Mail (1 lb.)

$2.72

$2.72

$0.00

Retail Ground® (formerly Standard Post® - 1 lb.)

$6.75 and up

$5.75

$1.00 and up

Library Mail (1 lb.)

$2.59

$2.59

$0.00

 

Post Office/Retail Rates

Rate Increase

International

2016 Postage Rates

2015 Postage Rates

From 2015 to 2016

Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.)

$59.95 and up

$55.85 and up

$4.10 and up

Priority Mail Express Intl (0.5 lb.)

$40.95 and up

$38.00 and up

$2.95 and up

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box - Canada

Discontinued

$71.50

Discontinued

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Box - Other Countries

Discontinued

$90.95

Discontinued

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Canada

$41.50 and up

$38.50

$3.00 and up

Priority Mail Express Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries

$57.50 and up

$49.95

$7.55 and up

Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Canada

$31.75 and up

$30.75 and up

$1.00 and up

Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) - Other Countries

$38.75 and up

$37.50 and up

$1.25 and up

Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Canada

$23.95

$21.95

$2.00

Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes - Other Countries

$29.95 and up

$26.50

$3.45 and up

Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box - Canada

$24.95

$21.95

$3.00

Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box - Other Countries

$30.95 and up

$26.50

$4.45 and up

Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box - Canada

$45.95

$45.25

$0.70

Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box - Other Countries

$66.95 and up

$66.25

$0.70 and up

Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box - Canada

$59.95

$59.75

$0.20

Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box - Other Countries

$86.95 and up

$86.25

$0.70 and up

First Class Package Intl Service - Canada (1 lb.)

$15.50

$11.75

$3.75

First Class Package Intl Service - Mexico (1 lb.)

$20.75

$16.15

$4.60

First Class Package Intl Service - Other Countries (1 lb.)

$22.00 and up

$17.50

$4.50 and up

First Class Mail Intl Letters - Mexico & Canada (1 oz.)

$1.20

$1.20

$0.00

First Class Mail Intl Letters - Other Countries (1 oz.)

$1.20

$1.20

$0.00

 

Post Office/Retail Rates

Rate Increase

Special Services

2016 Postage Rates

2015 Postage Rates

From 2015 to 2016

Certified Mail™

$3.45

$3.45

$0.00

Certificate of Mailing

$1.35

$1.35

$0.00

Registered Mail™

$12.20 and up

$12.20 and up

$0.00

USPS Tracking

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Restricted Delivery

$5.15

$5.15

$0.00

Return Receipt - (mail)

$2.80

$2.80

$0.00

Return Receipt - (electronic)

$1.40

$1.40

$0.00

Return Receipt - (for Merchandise)

$4.40

$4.40

$0.00

Signature Confirmation™

$3.00

$3.00

$0.00

Adult Signature - (Basic)

$5.70

Must be purchased online

$5.70

Adult Signature - (Person Specific)

$5.95

Must be purchased online

$5.95

Package Intercept

$12.55

$12.15

$0.40