USPS Rate Changes - 2024 | Overview

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

The U.S. Postal Service has announced new service and postage rates to be implemented on January 21, 2024. Listed below are the highlights of the proposed 2024 USPS postage rate changes.

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Summary of January 2024 Rate Changes

Here is a brief summary of what is changing in January 2024 for ShippingEasy 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.

You can continue to ship HAZMAT packages via ShippingEasy following our normal guidelines in Ship HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) | How To.

Mailing Services

  • First Class Mail Forever® stamp will increase from 66 cents to 68 cents.

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


2023 Rates

2024 Rates

FCM Letters (1 oz.)



FCM Letters (metered 1 oz.)



Domestic FCM Postcards



Single piece FCM Letter and Flat, additional ounce


No Change

FCM International Postcards



FCM International Letters (1 oz.)



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:


2023 Rates

2024 Rates

Small Flat Rate Box



Medium Flat Rate Box



Large Flat Rate Box



APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box



Regular Flat Rate Envelope



Legal Flat Rate Envelope



Padded Flat Rate Envelope




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