USPS January 2017 Rate Change
On Sunday, January 22, 2017, the United States Postal Service® will change postage rates. While the price of a postage stamp will increase from 47¢ to 49¢, the price to mail a one-ounce First-Class Mail® letter with the postage meter rate discount will actually decrease from the current 46½¢ to 46¢ (a savings of 3¢ per letter) when compared to stamped letters. This 6% meter differential price between a metered First-Class piece and a stamped First-Class piece will yield significant cost savings for all postage meter users.
Additional price changes taking effect on January 22 include: a 1.135% increase to Media Mail® and Library Mail; an average increase of 3.9% to Priority Mail®; and a 3.4% increase to Priority Mail Express. The single-piece price to mail a postcard will remain unchanged while Standard Mail® (also known as “direct mail”) will be re-branded as USPS® Marketing Mail.