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USPS Proposes Rate Change on January 21, 2018

On October 16th, the USPS® filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to change the prices of some mail services to take effect on January 21st 2018. If approved, there will be a $.01 increase to First-class Mail forever stamps making them $.50 and a $.01 increase to post cards making them $.35.

Good News! Postage meter users will SAVE $.03 over stamp users.

This proposed rate change will increase the price of mailing services by about 1.9% and shipping services will average about a 3.9% increase. This filing does not include any price change for single-piece letters being mailed to international destinations or for additional ounces for letters.

The table below contains some of the specific proposed changes:


FP will be sending a ‘heads up’ communication to all customers letting them know there is a proposed rate change.

No action is needed for FP customers at this time.

The proposed rate increase is still under review and has not formally been approved. Once a formal approval has been announced, FP will notify both you and our customers.