2023 USPS Rate Changes and Service Updates on November

USPS has announced a series of rate adjustments effective from Nov. 18, 2023.
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November 20, 2023

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced a series of rate adjustments effective from November 18, 2023. ShipSaving is here to guide you through these changes and help optimize your shipping strategies.

Key Rate Adjustments

Priority Mail® 📈 :
  • Rate Increase for 1-20lb Packages: Shipments weighing between 1lb to 20 lb will see an average rate increase of 2%.
  • Rate  Increase in Zones 1-4: Shipments weighing between 4lb and 20lb and destined for Zones 1-4 will have an average rate increase of around 5%.
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate: Expect an overall increase of 5-6% in Priority Mail Flat Rate service rates.
  • Cubic Pricing: Rates are increasing for cubic dimensions in zones 1-4 for tiers 0.40 and 0.50. 

Ground Advantage™ 📉 :
  • Rate Decrease:  Shipping rates will drop by around 5%, with more notable decreases in Zones 1-5.

What This Means for Your Shipments:

The new USPS rate adjustments bring a mix of challenges and opportunities. Planning for increased costs will be essential for frequent users of Priority Mail, especially for heavier packages in Zones 1-4. However, reductions in Ground Advantage rates allow for exploring cost-effective alternatives for lighter shipments.

For those who might not be familiar with the USPS Ground Advantage service, let's take a moment to briefly introduce it. USPS Ground Advantage is a cost-effective ground shipping option, ideal for packages that do not require expedited delivery. This service offers flexible shipping choices, especially beneficial for lighter packages. Understanding the features and rate structure of Ground Advantage can help users strike a balance between cost-effectiveness and shipping efficiency.

How ShipSaving Can Help:

Navigating shipping rate changes can be complex, and ShipSaving is designed to simplify this process. 

Our platform offers real-time rate comparisons, ensuring you always choose the most cost-effective and efficient shipping options. Here’s how we can assist:

  • Customized Rate Analysis: Detailed analyses tailored to your shipping patterns, helping you understand the impact of these changes.
  • Optimized Shipping Solutions: Tools to find the best balance between cost and delivery speed, ensuring customer satisfaction.


With ShipSaving, navigating the USPS rate changes becomes more straightforward and strategic. We are committed to helping your business adapt efficiently to these changes while minimizing impacts on your shipping costs.

Written on:

November 20, 2023
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