January 2024 Postage Alert

By Dave Spinelli | USPS

USPS Proposed Price Increase to Take Effect January 21st, 2024

On October 6th, 2023, The United States Postal Service filed notice for a rate increase proposal to the Postal Regulatory Commission, which will go into effect Sunday, January 21st, 2024.

Here is a list of the proposed postage increases below:




Current Prices


Planned Prices

First Class Letters (1 oz.) (Retail) $0.66 $0.68
First Class Letters (up to 3.5 oz.) (Presort) (AADC) $0.537 $0.547
Domestic Postcards (Retail) $0.510 $0.530
Domestic Postcards (Presort) (AADC) $0.376 $0.378
USPS Marketing Mail Letters (up to 3.5 oz.) (AADC) $0.361 $0.365
USPS Marketing Mail Non-Profit Letters (up to 3.5 oz.) (AADC) $0.206 $0.208


The USPS announcement can be found here: USPS Industry Alert, which includes links to USPS price increase tables for all services.

As part of the USPS’s ‘Delivering for America’ 10-Year Plan (Delivering for America | USPS News Link), the USPS announced that direct mailers can expect semiannual price adjustments in January and July for Market Dominant Products.

Market Dominant Products represent the service classes most important to direct mailers, including Marketing Mail, First Class Mail, and Periodicals.