Direct Mail

USPS Announces Request For Direct Mail Postage Price Increase For 2018

Direct Mail Postage Increase

The USPS announced on October 6, that it intends to increase direct mail postage rates January 21, 2018. The first notice, was for changes to competitive product rates.  Those changes include: Priority Mail with an overall 3.9% increase, Parcel Select with an average increase of 7.0%, First-Class Package Service with an overall 3.9% increase, Retail Ground with an increase of 3.9%, and International Products will increase an average of 3.9%. The second notice, was for proposed changes to market dominant prices; they re-quire review and approval by the PRC before taking effect.  Price increases by class of mail were slightly less than 2%.

The largest direct mail postage increases for the class were for the single-piece (retail) rate.

NON-AUTO (Under 1 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Single Piece (Machinable) .50 .35 1.00

Standard mail which is also now referred to by the USPS as marketing mail has a rate direct mail postage increase average of 1.908%. Nonprofit mail saw the smallest increase. 

AUTOMATION (3.5 ounces or less) Letters Flats Letters Flats
Mixed AADC .287 .598 .172 .432

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