As a new decade rolls in, USPS announces 2020 postal rates and increases. Postal rates will increase on January 26th, 2020. First-class stamps remain the same price at 55 cents while many flat-rate prices will increase slightly. USPS Postal Explorer publishes zone charts that estimate postage rates or mail piece by “zone” or distance that it will travel x the weight of the piece.
2020 Postal Rate Charts
Stamps & Letters
|First-Class Mail & Letters||2019 Price||Price Starting Jan. 26th, 2020|
|First-Class Mail Forever stamp||$0.55||$0.55|
|Each additional ounce||$0.15||$0.15|
|Letters (metered, 1 oz.)||$0.50||$0.50|
|Flats (1 oz.)||$1||$1|
|International Letters (1 oz.)||$1.15||$1.20|
Priority Mail Flat Rates
|Flat-Rate Product||Current Price||Price Beginning Jan. 26, 2020|
|Small Flat-Rate Box||$7.90||$8.30|
|Medium Flat-Rate Box||$14.35||$15.05|
|Large Flat-Rate Box||$19.95||$21.10|
|APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box||$18.45||$19.60|
|Regular Flat-Rate Envelope||$7.35||$7.75|
|Legal Flat-Rate Envelope||$7.65||$8.05|
|Padded Flat-Rate Envelope||$8||$8.40|
2020 Postal Rates & Direct Mail Marketing
Direct mail is on the rise and more difficult for audiences to ignore. With higher preliminary costs than email (but greater ROI) it’s important to make sure you get it right. Security and deliverability of mailing and fulfillment programs keep personal information and targeted packages going to the right people. Many of our clients start discussing mailing programs early in the campaign phase. Fineline’s account managers work with marketing teams and graphic designers to consider how print specs impact programs. Page count, binding, and paper choices all serve as levers to keeping programs creative and within budget.
On average, Fineline can print tens of thousands of letters per day. This means keeping data secure, accurate, and on-time with a plethora of certifications, and data management processes.