Direct Mail

New 2020 Direct Mail Postage Rates

2020 Postage Rates

2020 Direct Mail Postage Rates Announced

On October 9, 2019 the USPS filed direct mail postage rate increases with the Postal Regulatory Commission. They are requesting a postage increase to go into effect on January 26, 2020. So what does the 2020 direct mail postage rates increase mean for you?

First Class Regular

  • One ounce stamped letter size pieces will remain $0.55 each
  • One ounce metered letter size will remain $0.50 each
  • Qualified Business Reply Mail will decrease by $0.001 each
  • Flats increase 10.3%

First Class Presorted

  • Presorted letters will increase 2%
  • Presorted cards will increase 1%
  • Presorted flats have the biggest increase of 7.2%
  • Also the cost for each additional ounce is going up by 33.3%

Standard Mail

  • Letters will increase 1.961%
  • Flats will increase 3.908%

Nonprofit Mail

  • Letters will increase 2.89%
  • Flats will increase 6.55%

The biggest take away from these rate changes is that flats are growing more and more expensive. They do have better ROI than letter size pieces even at increased postage though. Plan accordingly for what you intend to mail in 2020. Need a rate chart? Get yours now!

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