The 2015 Postal rate increase was postponed from January to April and then revised to May 31st. Take heart though, no rate increase for a first class stamp. Your Forever Stamp is still Forever. If you are SOHO shipper please factor these increases into your shipping budget.
First Class Package Service
First Class Package Service will see an average increase of 5.1% in 2015. For packages that weigh 13 ounces or less, First Class Package Service remains the lowest cost option to ship a package to a U.S. address.
Prices for Parcel Select, the U.S. Postal Service’s ground shipping product, will increase an average of 9.8% in 2015. There are no price increases for Zones 1 to 4 for packages weighing 25 lbs. through 70 lbs.
Media Mail rates will see an average increase of 6.2% in 2015. For books, videos and other products that qualify, Media Mail remains a great low cost shipping option.
First Class Letters & Postcards – International
The cost to send a one ounce First Class Letter to an international destination will increase five cents. Postcard rates will increase by five cents.
First Class Package International Service
The overall increase for First Class Package International Service will be 7.2% in 2015. The highest price increases by pound is between 3 and 4 lbs.
Priority Mail International
The overall increase for Priority Mail International will be 5.5% in 2015. Additionally, the USPS is introducing Zone-based pricing for Priority Mail International packages traveling to Canada. Canada will be split into 7 zones.
Priority Mail Express International
The overall increase for Priority Mail Express International will be 6.7% in 2015.
Global Express Guaranteed
The overall increase for Global Express Guaranteed will be 7.2% in 2015.