Ecommerce Shipping BlogCarrier Rates2022 USPS Rate Increase

2022 USPS Rate Increase

Posted on January 14, 2022 by

The USPS has announced their annual rate increase for 2022. The following USPS rate increase is expected to go live on January 9th, 2022. Below you can find the rates available to ShipStation customers through our partnership with Stamps.com. Keep in mind that many package/thick envelopes can have varied prices depending on cubic rates or if they exceed a maximum girth of 108 inches. Please note that these rates do not reflect all service agreements or negotiations. And due to additional factors, the true rates may end up being higher or lower than the tables display.

April, 2022 will see a $1.50 fee added to packages exceeding one cubic foot or that have a length greater than 22″ for parcels that did not have dimensions provided or accurately measured.

April, 2022 will see a nonstandard fee attributed to parcels that must be sorted manually when packaging exceeds sorting requirements. Packages with a length exceeding 22″ will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length exceeding 30″ will have $15.00 surcharge, and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail Express Rate Increase for 2022 (Commercial Base Pricing)

Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9
0.5$0.75$0.75$0.80$1.35$1.55$1.75$1.95$2.75
1$0.75$0.80$0.95$1.60$1.85$2.05$2.30$3.25
2$0.80$0.95$1.10$1.80$2.15$2.40$2.65$3.70
3$0.80$1.00$1.25$2.10$2.40$2.70$2.95$4.20
4$0.85$1.15$1.40$2.30$2.70$3.05$3.30$4.65
5$0.85$1.20$1.55$2.55$3.00$3.35$3.65$5.15



  • Priority Mail Express rates saw an average increase of 4.3%.
  • April, 2022 will see a $1.50 fee added to packages exceeding one cubic foot or that have a length greater than 22″ for parcels that did not have dimensions provided or accurately measured.
  • April, 2022 will see a nonstandard fee attributed to parcels that must be sorted manually when packaging exceeds sorting requirements. Packages with a length exceeding 22″ will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length exceeding 30″ will have $15.00 surcharge, and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Increase for 2022(Commercial Base Pricing)

Mailpiece20222021Increase
Flat Rate Envelope$23.50$22.75$0.75
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$23.75$22.95$0.80
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$23.95$23.25$0.70



USPS Priority Mail Rate Increase for 2022 (Commercial Base Pricing)

Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9
1$0.21$0.22$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.64$0.88$2.14
2$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.27$0.52$0.61$0.97$3.27
3$0.24$0.25$0.26$0.29$0.64$0.93$1.29$4.44
4$0.24$0.26$0.28$1.11$0.74$1.25$1.81$5.34
5$0.25$0.26$0.29$1.01$0.16$1.52$2.05$6.22



  • Commercial Base Pricing for USPS Priority Mail is seeing an average rate increase of 2.7%
  • Rate increases for Zone 9 (U.S. territories) are increasing by 15%.
  • Packages with weights exceeding 8 lbs with destinations between zone 5–8 are seeing substantially decreased rates

USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Costs for 2022 (Commercial Base Pricing)



Mailpiece2022
Flat Rate Envelope$7.75
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$8.05
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$8.45
Small Flat Rate Box$8.25
Medium Flat Rate Box$14.25
Large Flat Rate Box$19.20
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box$17.70



  • Large Flat Rate Boxes and APO/FPO Large Flat Rate boxes are seeing a rate decrease of $0.10.

USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Changes for 2022 (Commercial Base Pricing)

This is the cost difference from 2021 to 2022

Box
Type
Zones
1 & 2

3

4

5

6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
A$0.55$0.54$0.54$0.54$0.66$0.69$0.90$3.00
B$0.65$0.73$0.56$0.11-$0.89-$0.51-$0.39$1.04



USPS First Class Package Rate Increase for 2022(Commercial Base Pricing)

Increase for USPS

Mailpiece WeightZones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1 ounce$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
2 ounces$0.36$0.36$0.360.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
3 ounces$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
4 ounces$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
5 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
6 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
7 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
8 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
9 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
10 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
11 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
12 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
13 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
14 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
15 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
15.999 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30



  • Overall rates for First Class Package Service increased by 7.4%.

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