2017 is right around the corner and as such, there’s a new 2017 postage rate chart.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the USPS requested rate and additional changes in November and those changes will take effect on January 22, 2017.

The price increases were modest and a few sorting rates were combined which simplify the charts and level of sort detail required.

Download the 2017 Postage Chart which includes Standard Nonprofit and Commercial rates (now being called USPS Marketing Mail, see below) and First Class rates.ratechart2

Other notable items approved:

End of the Qualified Basic Reply Mail (QBRM) Fees

The USPS eliminated the annual permit fee for Qualified Basic Reply Mail which benefits both the Nonprofit and Commercial mailer.

Elimination of permit imprint and application fees

This will reduce annual expenses for PME, PM, FCPS, Parcel Select, PSLW, Library Mail, Media Mail and BPM.

Change in pricing breakpoint for Standard letters and flats

The price increase for Standard letters and flats is now 4 ounces, up from 3.3 ounces which will allow the additional pages or heavier paper stock for your mail packages.

Standard Mail is now USPS Marketing Mail

What used to be Bulk Mail and is now Standard Mail will be called USPS Marketing Mail on January 22, 2017.

We can help you realize even greater postal savings with commingling and drop shipping. Our postal logistics services will give you deeper discounts than those found in the USPS Postage rate chart.

Let’s chat about how we can help you preserve more of your budget.