USPS Rate Changes 2024

Shipping carriers routinely update their products, services, and rates. These changes usually occur at the beginning and midpoint of each year.

This article provides information on the types of rates USPS provides, the discounts you'll receive when shipping USPS through Endicia, and a sampling of the USPS commercial rates along with additional details about shipping using each type of service class.

Endicia offers discounted USPS rates for businesses of all sizes. All Endicia plans have access to USPS Commercial Rates where offered, plus additional savings on Domestic and International Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, and Ground Advantage (formerly First-Class Package and Parcel Select Ground) services.

One of the greatest advantages of shipping with Endicia is access to up to 12% off of Priority Mail Commercial Pricing without the hassle of negotiating your own contract.

The U.S. Postal Service introduced a rate adjustment specific to Endicia customers on January 21, 2024. Listed below are the highlights of the 2024 USPS postage rate changes.

Summary of January 2024 Rate Changes

Here is a brief summary of what is changing in January 2024 for Endicia subscribers who ship using USPS:

USPS HAZMAT Label Changes

While this rate case primarily focuses on rate adjustments, it's essential to note that unrelated changes to HAZMAT labels will be implemented with the January 21st launch. To enhance safety in handling dangerous goods shipments, USPS now mandates specific modifications to HAZMAT-designated labels.

The following changes will be made to HAZMAT labels by the January 21st deadline: an oversized letter "H" in the corner, addition of 2D barcodes, and inclusion of the word "HAZMAT" after "USPS TRACKING #." You don't need to take any action to comply with these changes other than indicate when a shipment is hazardous.

Mailing Services

  • First Class Mail® prices will increase approximately 4.2%. The Mailing Services price changes include the following:

Product

2023 Rates

2024 Rates

FCM Letters (1 oz.)

$0.66

$0.68

FCM Letters (metered 1 oz.)

$0.63

$0.64

Domestic FCM Postcards

$0.51

$0.53

Single piece FCM Letter and Flat, additional ounce

$0.24

No Change

FCM International Postcards

$1.50

$1.55

FCM International Letters (1 oz.)

$1.50

$1.55

Domestic Shipping

  • Priority Mail® services will increase approximately 5.7% overall for Commercial (online postage) in 2024, with rates starting at $7.90 (previously $7.64).

  • Priority Mail Express® services will increase approximately 5.9% overall for Commercial (online postage) in 2024, with rates starting at $26.35 (previously $24.90).

  • Ground Advantage® services will increase approximately 5.4% overall for Commercial (online postage) in 2024, with rates starting at $3.79 (previously $3.59).

The domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate retail price changes are listed below:

Product

2023 Rates

2024 Rates

Small Flat Rate Box

$10.20

$10.40

Medium Flat Rate Box

$17.10

$18.40

Large Flat Rate Box

$22.80

$24.75

APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box

$21.20

$23.00

Regular Flat Rate Envelope

$9.65

$9.85

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$9.95

$10.15

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$10.40

$10.60

USPS Updated Rates, January 21, 2024

The rate tables below compare the USPS Retail and Commercial rates, effective January 21, 2024.

Endicia customers enjoy additional discounts over most commercial rates, which will automatically appear in your account.

Potential Fees & Surcharges

Fees and surcharges may apply to Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, and Ground Advantage shipments based on the package volume and dimensions. Learn more about USPS Nonstandard Fees & Dimensional Noncompliance Fees.

We suggest reviewing your shipping process to ship in the smallest box possible to avoid these surcharges. When shipping packages, select Large Package.

Flat Rate packages are not affected.

If dimensions are not provided or if dimensions are inaccurate: A $1.50 fee will be added for packages that are greater than one cubic foot in volume or have a box length greater than 22 inches.

Enter Dimensions to Avoid Surcharges

When preparing a package for shipment, if the dimensions section is present, be sure to enter the size of your package to ensure an accurate rate and avoid post-shipping adjustments.

If packages have dimensions that exceed machinable sorting requirements, nonstandard sizing fees will apply as follows:

USPS Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express

  • If the longest side of a package is more than 22 inches but less than 30 inches, a $4.00 surcharge will be applied

  • If the longest side of a package is greater than 30 inches, a $15.00 surcharge will be applied

  • If the volume of the package is greater than 2 cubic feet, a $25.00 surcharge will be applied*

  • Packages with missing or incorrect package dimensions that result in any dimensions-based fees, a $1.50 surcharge will be applied

USPS Ground Advantage

  • If the longest side of a package is more than 22 inches but less than 30 inches, a $4.00 surcharge will be applied

  • If the longest side of a package is greater than 30 inches, a $7.00 surcharge will be applied

  • If the volume of the package is greater than 2 cubic feet, a $15.00 surcharge will be applied*

  • Packages with missing or incorrect package dimensions that result in any dimensions-based fees, a $1.50 surcharge will be applied

  • Does not apply to Media Mail.

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