USPS Announces New Prices for 2022, Effective July 10

USPS will increase the price of First-Class Mail stamps, effective July 10.
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May 2, 2023

The USPS filed a notice of price change with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on April 6 that will increase the price of First-Class Mail stamps to 60 cents, up 2 cents from the current 58 cents, the increase would raise First-Class Mail prices approximately 6.5%. The change will be effective July 10, along with a series of other increases.


USPS mailing service price increase details:

Why Did The Rates Change?

The USPS said price increases for mailing services are generally based on the Consumer Price Index to help the Postal Service remain competitive in the market. With inflation and increased operating costs, these price adjustments will contribute to a 10-year plan that includes a $40 billion investment in core Postal Service infrastructure over the next decade.

It's worth noting that while First-class Mail prices have increased, USPS still offers some of the lowest shipping rates in the world.

And ShipSaving still offers USPS shipping discounts of up to 89% off below retail prices. In addition, you can access all USPS shipping service prices and get money back through ShipSaving.


The Impact Of USPS Price Increases On E-Commerce

For e-commerce sellers, the most significant impact of the current policy is the increase in shipping prices leading to higher costs.

Managing shipping costs is critical for e-commerce merchants already facing slim margins and fierce competition. Therefore, shippers need to put some effort into researching the lowest cost USPS mailing service options, whether it's Flat Rate and Regional Rate, same-day or next-day delivery, or whether shipping insurance is required.

You can use ShipSaving's free shipping calculator to compare shipping rates for all USPS shipping services, fill in your zip code, dimension and weight, and get the best shipping quote with one click!


ShipSaving Helps You Get The Lowest USPS Rates By:

  1. USPS Service Comparison: Using our shipping comparison tool, you can compare the times and rates of different USPS shipping services to find the right service for your business.
  2. Commercial Plus: If you access different USPS services through our platform, you will receive discounts of up to 89%off commercial shipping costs, further reducing your shipping costs..
  3. Shipping Calculator: You can use our free shipping calculator to compare shipping rates from different carriers and see how they stack up against USPS shipping rates.
  4. Rebate Program: Sign up for a ShipSaving free account now to join the USPS rebate program for free and receive up to a 3% rebate on every eligible USPS shipping order, which can be redeemed at any time. 
  5. Save time and money: Our powerful shipping software will make it easy to manage your shipments and save time and money on domestic and international shipments.
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Written on:

May 20, 2022
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