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USPS July 2024 Price and Service Changes

by EasyPost

Last Updated: June 25, 2024

USPS’s latest price and service update is fast approaching! Read our full rundown of what is to come on July 14, 2024, down below.

What you need to know about USPS’s July 14 changes

Before we dive into the coming changes, here’s a quick overview:

  • USPS Zones will remain the same.
  • There are no price changes for USPS Ground Advantage, Priority Mail®, and Priority Mail Express® services during the July 14 price change. However, USPS will increase Merchant Discount prices for USPS Ground Advantage and Priority Mail® services on July 1, 2024. See our blog for full details.
  • There are price changes for First-Class Mail letters, flats, postcards, insurance, and other special packages.

Not everything is changing

USPS shippers can rest assured there are minimal changes for the coming price change.

There is no Zone 10 in USPS’s July 14, 2024, price change

If you’ve been keeping an eye out for this price change, you might’ve heard of the proposed new Zone 10. At this time, there is no USPS Zone 10, as this proposal was dropped. Originally, this would have applied to a few routes revolving around Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories:

What would've been considered Zone 10

Origin
Destination
Lower 48 States
Alaska, Hawaii, or the U.S. Territories
Alaska
Hawaii or U.S. Territories
Hawaii, U.S. Territory in the Pacific Ocean
Alaska, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands
Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. Territory in the Pacific Ocean

*U.S. Territories include: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and territories in the Pacific, including Guam and American Samoa

No rate changes for USPS Ground Advantage, Priority Mail®, and Priority Mail Express® services

If you currently ship using USPS Ground Advantage, Priority Mail®, or Priority Mail Express® services, you can expect your shipping expenses to remain the same. The rates for these services will not change on July 14, 2024.

USPS price changes for select domestic services and mail

USPS has announced a few price changes for select services. Here’s what’s changed.

USPS Letters and Postcards

USPS Product Name
Current Price
New Price
First-Class Mail Letters (metered 1 oz)
$0.64
$0.69
First-Class Mail Flat (1 oz)
$1.39
$1.50
International Letters (1 oz)
$1.55
$1.65

USPS Special Pieces

The following service levels have received a rate increase on average.

USPS Product Name
Average Rate Change
Media/Library Mail
9.9% increase
Marketing Mail Letters
7.8% increase
Bound Printed Matter Flats
5.7% increase
Bound Printed Matter Parcels
5.8% increase

USPS Postal Insurance

USPS is applying a price reduction to their postal insurance offering. You can expect to see a 10% reduced cost starting July 14, 2024.

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