January 2023 Postage Alert

By Dave Spinelli | USPS

USPS Proposed Price Increase to Take Effect January 22, 2023

On November 28, 2022, The Postal Regulatory Commission approved a United States Postal Service rate increase proposal, which will go into effect Sunday, January 22, 2023.

The increase is expected to affect First-Class Mail by approximately 4.2% and USPS Marketing Mail by approximately 4.203%. The First-Class Stamp will increase 5% from $0.60 to $0.63.




Current Prices


Planned Prices

First Class Letters (1 oz.) (Retail) $0.600 $0.630
First Class Letters (up to 3.5 oz.) (Presort) (AADC) $0.491 $0.507
Domestic Postcards (Retail) $0.440 $0.480
Domestic Postcards (Presort) (AADC) $0.348 $0.370
USPS Marketing Mail Letters (up to 3.5 oz.) (AADC) $0.328 $0.339
USPS Marketing Mail Non-Profit Letters (up to 3.5 oz.) (AADC) $0.186 $0.192


The USPS announcement can be found here: USPS Industry Alert, which includes links to USPS price increase tables for all services. As previously announced by the USPS, direct mailers can expect semiannual (January and July) price adjustments from the USPS for Market Dominant Products. Market Dominant Products, represent the service classes most important to direct mailers, including Marketing Mail, First Class Mail, and Periodicals.