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USPS® Postage Rates

Mailing & Shipping Rates for the U.S. Postal Service

All the resources you need to manage your malings and adapt to postal rate changes like a pro - all while saving time and money!

Postage rates listed below reflect the USPS price increases in effect January 21, 2024

Looking for a printable Postage Rate Guide? Click here.


USPS® Postal Rates


First-Class Mail®

Tip: Use First-Class Mail® for lightweight letters up to 3.5 oz. and flats up to 13 oz. that need to be delivered in 1 to 3 business days.

Product Post Office Rate Quadient Rate Savings
Letters - up to 1 oz. $0.68 $0.64 $0.04
Letters - up to 2 oz. $0.92 $0.88 $0.04
Letters - up to 3 oz. $1.16 $1.12 $0.04
Letters - up to 3.5 oz. $1.40 $1.36 $0.04
Postcard - 3.5" H x 5" L $0.53    
Large Envelope (Flats up to 1 oz.) $1.39    
Large Envelope (Flats 2-13 oz.) $1.63 - $4.27    


Certified Mail®:

Did you know? You can reduce the impact on your business by using an online solution like ConnectSuite e-Certify. With e-Certify, you’ll use an electronic Return Receipt and save $1.33 on every Certified Mail® piece. You can save nearly 36% on all Certified Mail® costs.

Product Hard Copy Electronic Savings
Certified Mail® $4.40 - -
Return Receipt $3.65 $2.32 $1.33



Priority Mail® & USPS® Shipping Rates


The U.S. Postal Service updates its mailing and shipping pricing every year. 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 a shipping software. In fact, you can save 47% on Priority Mail costs!


USPS Ground Advantage (previously First-Class Package Service)

Tip: Use this service for the lowest cost on lightweight shipments weighing up to 15.99 oz. that need to be delivered in 1 to 3 business days

Size Post Office Rate Quadient Rate Savings
1 - 4 oz. $5.00 $3.79 $1.21
5 - 8 oz. $5.70 $4.21 $1.49
9 - 12 oz. $6.50 $4.87 $1.63
13 oz. $8.00 $6.17 $1.83


Priority Mail® Flat Rate

Tip: Use this when you need to send small, heavy items that weigh up to 70 lbs. without breaking the bank. Items are delivered in 1 to 3 business days

Product Post Office Rate Quadient Rate Savings
Regular Flat Rate Envelope $9.85 $8.50 $1.35
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $10.15 $8.80 $1.35
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $10.60 $9.30 $1.35
Small Flat Rate Boxes $10.40 $9.05 $1.35
Medium Flat Rate Boxes $18.40 $16.00 $2.40
Large Flat Rate Boxes $24.75 $21.85 $2.90
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Boxes $23.00 $20.15 $2.85


Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate

Tip: Use this when you need something delivered fast! It guarantees delivery overnight and is available 365 days a year.

Product Post Office Rate Quadient Rate Savings
Flat Rate Envelope $30.45 $26.35 $4.00
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $30.65 $26.65 $4.00
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $31.20 $26.85 $4.15


The complete Postal Service filings with the updated prices can be found on the USPS® Postal Explorer website.

If you want to keep up with any updates regarding the last 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.

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Solutions to help reduce the impact of increases to U.S.Postal Service rates:

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  • Option to add Neoship online shipping software
  • Apply postage and seal mail with a simple touch!

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Experience presort pricing with Impress® 

Let Impress take your mailing experience to the next level! Whether you have a high or low mail volume, Impress offers you the incredible opportunity to access postage discounts with presort prices.

  • Save time and minimize processing errors
  • Send invoices and payment reminders using online channels
  • Accelerate invoicing and payment cycle


Level Up Your Certified Mail Savings with e-Certify!

Don't let the increased Certified Mail fees and Return Receipt costs bring you down. Take advantage of ConnectSuite e-Certify and save big on your Certified Mail expenses while enhancing the entire process with an online solution.

  • Address and print Certified Mail labels online
  • Stay in control with online tracking, and delivery updates 
  • Upgrade the entire process of sending Certified Mail


Save up to 47% on Priority Mail costs 

With a multicarrier shipping software, you can effortlessly access the most competitive rates and eliminate the guesswork from your daily shipping process. Say goodbye to uncertainty and optimize your shipping workflow by creating a digital system that benefits your entire company.

  • Get discounted Commercial rates
  • 24/7 real-time package tracking at your fingertips!
  • Rate shop to choose the best cost and delivery options 


Don't let new rates affect your business!
Contact one of our experts to find ways to save.