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New 2019 Certified Mail ® Costs

February 5, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

Get up to speed on the new postal rates for USPS Certified Mail, and learn how you can save money as a small business. 


What are the new Certified Mail prices? 

Under the new USPS postal rates, it costs a total of $6.85 to send a First-Class letter as Certified Mail with a hard copy Return Receipt. This breaks down to $0.55 for the stamp, $3.50 for Certified Mail and $2.80 for hard copy Return Receipt. Phew! This may seem like a lot just to send a Certified Mail piece, but there are a couple of ways your business can lower these costs.


How much does the change cost? 

*Rates above are effective January 27, 2019


What are some tips to save on Certified Mail?

The best way to save is to use a meter! That's because it's easier for the USPS to deliver metered mail, which is why this year's rate increase is such a win for small businesses! Meter users get a 9 percent discount on postage, making the cost of that First-Class letter you're sending only $.50. Unfortunately, there is no way to decrease the cost of Certified Mail® but you can almost half the price of the Return Receipt by using electronic Return Receipt. Electronic Return Receipt users pay only $1.60 instead of $2.80 for each hard copy return receipt. This adds up to savings of $1.20 on every Return Receipt. 

Save on Certified Mail:

  1. Use a meter and save 9 percent on postage
  2. Opt for electronic instead of hard copy Return Receipt to save $1.20

To learn more about how your business can save by sending electronic Certified Mail, visit our ConnectSuite e-Certify webpage


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June 18, 2019 at 10:40 am
Robyn Coleman
We use the certified mail letter size all the time! I Love this certified service. Will you ever have envelops that can use the banner for 9 X 12 or 10 X 13?
July 24, 2019 at 4:28 pm
Hi Robyn, we are looking at adding 9 x 12 envelopes but 10 x 13 is not a commonly requested envelope size for us so that is not currently on the roadmap. However, I've put in your request to the product manager and hopefully they will add it into their plan. Thank you, Caroline
June 18, 2019 at 10:32 am
Santa Medina
Interested in learning more about saving by using e-certify.
July 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm
Good afternoon, Absolutely! A Quadient representative will be reaching out to you shortly. Thank you, Caroline
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