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2022 USPS® Postal 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 tempory price increase in effect October 2, 2022

Looking for a printable Postage Rate Guide? Click here.

Rates in effect Oct. 2, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023

USPS® Postal Rates - As of Oct 02, 2022


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. $0.60 $0.57 $0.03
Letters - up to 2 oz. $0.84 $0.81 $0.03
Letters - up to 3 oz. $1.08 $1.05 $0.03
Letters - up to 3.5 oz. $1.32 $1.29 $0.03
Postcard - 3.5" H x 5" L $0.44    
Large Envelope (Flats up to 1 oz.) $1.20    
Large Envelope (Flats 2-13 oz.) $1.44 - $4.08    


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 $1.25 on every Certified Mail® piece. You can save nearly 48% on all Certified Mail® costs.

Product Hard Copy Electronic Savings
Certified Mail® $4.00 - -
Return Receipt $3.25 $2.00 $1.25



2022 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 40% on Priority Mail costs and save 17% on Priority Mail Express!


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. $4.80 $3.62 $1.18
5 - 8 oz. $5.40 $4.01 $1.30
9 - 12 oz. $6.10 $4.59 $1.59
13 oz. $7.35 $5.74 $1.61


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 $9.90 $8.50 $1.40
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $10.20 $8.80 $1.40
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $10.60 $9.20 $1.40
Small Flat Rate Boxes $10.40 $9.00 $1.40
Medium Flat Rate Boxes $17.05 $15.00 $2.05
Large Flat Rate Boxes $22.45 $19.95 $2.50
APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Boxes $20.95 $18.45 $2.50


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 $27.90 $24.25 $3.65
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $28.05 $24.50 $3.55
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $28.45 $24.70 $3.75


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.

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

Automatic postal rate updates with the iX-3!

For small and mid-sized businesses that don't have time to think about the mail. Get the mailing and shipping capabilities you need without the large machine...and large price tag. Easily process letters, postcards, envelopes and packages.

  • Access to postage discounts 
  • Option to add Neoship online shipping software
  • Apply postage and seal mail—all with a touch of a button!

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Get access to presort pricing with Impress® 

Depending upon your mail volume, you can use Impress to get access to postage discounts with presort prices while transforming the entire process of preparing and sending mail!

  • Save time and prevent errors during processing
  • Send invoices and payment reminders using online channels
  • Speed up invoicing and payment time


Save 48% on Certified Mail costs with e-Certify

This year the Certified Mail fee and cost of Return Receipt have both increased. With ConnectSuite e-Certify you can save money on Certified Mail with Return Receipt and improve the entire process by using an online solution.

  • Address and print Certified Mail labels online
  • Track mail pieces online and get delivery updates every step of the way
  • Upgrade the entire process of sending Certified Mail


Save 30% on Priority Mail and 18% on Priority Mail Express

Don't miss out on significant discounts using USPS shipping services! They still offer a great value in shipping. Multicarrier shipping software helps you unlock the best rates and takes the guesswork out of your day-to-day  process. Get advanced tracking and create a digital workflow your entire company will benefit from!

  • Get discounted Commercial rates
  • Access 24/7 for real-time tracking of every package
  • 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.