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With inflation rates impacting the whole country, you likely expected the postage rates to increase as well. 

Well, that is most certainly the case, as USPS has seen an increase in most shipping service rates, with some decreases here and there. 

Increase in the Cost of Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes

One of the services that has seen some significant fluctuations is flat rate mailings.  

A small flat rate box costs $9.45, up from $8.45. Medium rate flat boxes have jumped 60 cents to $16.10 while large flat rate boxes have fallen 40 cents to $21.50. 

For flat rate envelopes, regular ($8.95) and legal ($9.25) have jumped up a dollar, while the padded flat rate envelope jumped from $8.55 to $9.65. 

Increase in Postage Stamps and Metered Mail

USPS “Forever” stamps have increased from $0.58 to $0.60. The good news is that Forever stamps are good for, well, forever. This means that any Forever stamps you currently have will still be good next year, no matter how much you purchased them for, so stock up now if you cannot stand any more increases. 

Similarly, the current rate change proposal raises the cost of metered mail by four cents, from $0.53 to $0.57.

2022 First Class Presort Rate

For a large First Class Envelope that is not over 3 ounces, you can get a presort rate of $1.400. Overall, there has not been a whole lot of change from 2021 to 2022 in presort rates.  

No matter what the price of presorted mail is, the more thoroughly and accurately your mail is sorted, the more you will save. Here at United Direct Solutions, we specialize in helping you get the best rate possible, year after year. If you would like to know more about how we can help you save on postage, give us a call at 866-542-2107, or contact us today.