On Monday, April 10, the Postal Service filed for Market Dominant Price Changes with the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) that went into effect on Sunday, July 9, 2023.
Highlights of note:
Single Piece Forever Stamps will go from $.63 to $.66 – that’s a 4.8% increase or an extra $.03 per stamp.
First Class Presorted Automation Letter Rates will go up on average 6% or $.029 per piece.
First Class Presorted Automation Flat Rates are increasing by amounts that are highest at the lowest weight break with an average of 16.7% or $.148 per piece at 1 oz and less, to 3.9% or $.148 per piece at the 12.1-13 oz weight bracket.
Nonprofit Marketing Mail Auto Letters are going up on average 10% or $.011 per piece (note: this does not represent the actual impact to Commingle Rates).
Nonprofit Marketing Mail Flats (4 oz or less) are going up on average 9% or $.049 per piece.
The pricing structure on Nonprofit Automation Marketing Mail Flats (Greater than 4 oz) is changing and we will now see per-piece rates that will be consistent for pieces both less than and greater than 4 oz.
Pieces over 4 oz will still have a pound rate charge that will apply to the weight above 4 oz. Average increases vary depending on the piece weight, sortation levels and destination entry, so we highly recommend postage analysis be reviewed for each scenario. For example:
A 3-Digit Nonprofit Marketing Mail Flat at 9 oz that is entered local entry now costs a mailer $.805 per piece and the new rate would be $.782 (a decrease of $.024 or 2.9%).
A 5-Digit Nonprofit Marketing Mail Flat at 5 oz entered at the DNDC Discount now costs a mailer $.330 per piece and the new rate would be $.357 (an increase of $.027 or 8.3%).
A 5-Digit Nonprofit Marketing Mail Flat at 7 oz entered at the DSCF Discount now costs a mailer $0.377 per piece and the new rate would be $.425 (an increase of $.049 or 12.9%).