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Important Notice: Plan for the Postal Rate Change

If you didn’t already hear, the United States Postal Service is about to change postal rates for 2018. The changes will take effect on January 21, 2018.

You can click here to see all the rate changes.

Please reach out to your mailing specialist at DNI and we will be glad to work with you on the details of how this may impact your mailings.


The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for price changes to take effect January 21, 2018.  The new prices include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents. Postcard stamps and metered letters would also have a one cent increase.

There will NOT be any price changes for single-piece letters being mailed to international destinations or for additional ounces for letters.

This would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. While Mailing Services price increases are limited based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically, according to market conditions and the need to maintain affordable services for customers.

The Mailing Services price changes include:

The new Shipping Services product prices would increase Priority Mail 3.9 percent and Priority Mail Retail an average of 0.8 percent. As in the past, the Postal Service will not include any surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday delivery.

The domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail price changes are:

The complete Postal Service price filings with the new prices for all products can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section. For the Mailing Services filing see Oct. 6, 2017, Docket No. R2018-1. For the Shipping Services filing see Oct. 6, 2017, Docket No. CP2018-8.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.