Welcome to the USPS Postage Rates Resource Hub

Throughout the year, the USPS files its mailing and shipping rate changes to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). These changes can affect everything from the price of a stamp, metered mail rates, package and specialty mail services. Our hub outlines all of the changes by comparing the new postage rates to the previous year.

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USPS Mailing & Shipping Rate

New mailing and shipping postage rates for the USPS® have been approved.

The USPS new pricing for next year affects the First-Class stampmetered mail rates, and postcards, additional ounces and postcards. These new postage rates are scheduled to go into effect on January 22, 2023.

If your company is still using stamps to send business mail, now is the perfect time to explore ways to offset the cost of these rate increases. Right now, you'll save 3 cents on every letter you mail and you can only get that discount with a meter!

Check out our postage meters and reach out to a mail expert with any questions.


The rates listed below reflect the USPS® price increase in effect starting Jan 22, 2023:

First-Class Mail®

Product 2023
Letters - 1 oz. (Stamped) $0.63
Letters - 1 oz. (Metered) $0.60
Letters - Additional Ounces (Stamped) $0.24
Letters - Additional Ounces (Metered) $0.24
Large Envelope (Flat) - 1 oz. $1.26
Domestic postcards $0.48


Certified Mail®

Don't forget: You can reduce the impact on your business by using an online solution like ConnectSuite e-Certify. With e-Certify, you will use an electronic Return Receipt and save $1.25 on every Certified Mail® piece. You can save nearly 46% on all Certified Mail costs.

Breaking it down, it will cost $8.13 to send a First-Class Letter as Certified Mail with a hard copy Return Receipt:

  • $0.63 for the Postage
  • $4.15 for Certified Mail fee
  • $3.35 for Return Receipt Hard Copy


Product 2023
Certified Mail


Return Receipt - Hard Copy $3.35
Return Receipt - Electronic $2.10
Signature Confirmation® $10.80


Priority Mail®

During the seasonal competitive pricing increases, one of the best ways to help your business save is rate shopping. You can rate shop, compare pricing and get discounts all year long with shipping software. In fact, you can save 40% on Priority Mail costs and save 17% on Priority Mail Express!


First-Class Package Service


Size Post Office Quadient Savings with Quadient
1 - 4 oz. $4.75 and up $3.59 and up $1.16 and up
5 - 8 oz. $5.40 and up $3.99 and up

$1.41 and up

9 - 12 oz. $6.15 and up $4.62 and up $1.53 and up
13 oz. $7.50 and up  $5.85 and up $1.65 and up


Priority Mail® Flat Mail Rate

Size Post Office Quadient Savings with Quadient
Regular Flat Rate Envelope $9.65 $8.05 $1.60

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$9.95 $8.35 $1.60
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $10.40 $8.80 $1.60
Small Flat Rate Boxes $10.20 $8.55 $1.65
Regular Flat Rate Boxes $17.10 $14.75 $2.35
Large Flat Rate Boxes $22.80 $19.90 $2.90
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Boxes $21.20 $18.35 $2.85


Priority Mail Express® Flat Mail Rate

Size Post Office Quadient Savings with Quadient
Flat Rate Envelope $28.75 $24.90 $3.85
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $28.95 $24.90 $4.05
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $29.45 $25.35 $4.10

If your small business uses stamps or purchases postage directly at the Post Office, you could take advantage of the 5% meter discount with a Quadient meter.


The complete USPS filings with the updated prices are available on the USPS Postal Explorer website. If you want to keep up with any updates regarding the rate change event, you can check out our Mailing and Shipping Blog. To receive alerts on all USPS postage rate increases, subscribe to our Quadient Connections newsletter