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All Things Shipping | Oct 09, 2020

USPS Peak Season Price Increases for 2020—What You Need to Know

USPS Peak Season Price Increases for 2020—What You Need to Know

USPS peak season price increases will be in effect October 18 through December 27, 2020.

To help manage the increased volume during what will be a record holiday shopping season, the USPS will impose temporary price increases on its Commercial services. Even with the increases, which will range from $0.25 to $0.40 for most shipments, the USPS remains a strong option for businesses. For most of all shipments where USPS is currently the most cost-effective option, the same will still be true with the holiday price increases in effect.

These temporary price increases will apply to shippers using Commercial pricing, which includes those that use the USPS through Shippo, and take effect starting October 18 and continue through December 27, 2020

Rest assured, with Shippo you will still get the absolute lowest-possible USPS rates. Even with the temporary price increases, the rates you pay through Shippo are lower than what you’ll get at the  Post Office or through the USPS directly online.

Here are breakdowns of the updated holiday rates for Priority Mail and First Class Package Service with the increases outlined.

USPS Priority Mail Cubic Tier Pricing

(With Temporary $0.40 Holiday Price Increase)

Cubic Tier Zone 0,1,2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9
0.1 $7.02 + $0.40 = 

$7.42 

$7.35 + $0.40 = 

$7.75

$7.56 + $0.40 = 

$7.96

$7.80 + $0.40 = 

$8.20

$7.98 + $0.40 = 

$8.38

$8.15 + $0.40 = 

$8.55

$8.42 + $0.40 = 

$8.82

$11.40 + $0.40 = 

$11.80

0.2

$7.46 + $0.40 = 

$7.86

$7.80 + $0.40 = 

$8.20

$8.02 + $0.40 = 

$8.42

$8.71 + $0.40 = 

$9.11

$9.00 + $0.40 = 

$9.40

$9.22 + $0.40 = 

$9.62

$9.56 + $0.40 = 

$9.96

$13.15 + $0.40 = 

$13.55

0.3

$8.04 + $0.40 = 

$8.44

$8.26 + $0.40 = 

$8.66

$8.55 + $0.40 = 

$8.95

$9.65 + $0.40 = 

$10.05

$10.98 + $0.40 = 

$11.38

$10.58 + $0.40 = 

$11.98

$12.29 + $0.40 = 

$12.69

$19.12 + $0.40 = 

$19.52

0.4

$8.21 + $0.40 = 

$8.61

$8.57 + $0.40 = 

$8.97

$8.93 + $0.40 = 

$9.33

$10.31 + $0.40 = 

$10.71

$12.78 + $0.40 = 

$13.18

$14.02 + $0.40 = 

$14.42

$16.02 + $0.40 = 

$16.42

$24.28 + $0.40 = 

$24.68

0.5 $8.34 + $0.40 = 

$8.74

$8.84 + $0.40 = 

$9.24

$9.42 + $0.40 = 

$9.82

$11.15 + $0.40 = 

$11.55

$14.98 + $0.40 = 

$15.38

$16.89 + $0.40 = 

$17.29

$19.24 + $0.40 = 

$19.64

$29.88 + $0.40 = 

$30.28

Got questions on Cubic Pricing tiers? Visit our USPS Cubic Pricing page for more information.

USPS First Class Package Service Pricing

(With Temporary $0.25 Holiday Price Increase)

Weight Not Over
(Ounces)
Zone 0,1,2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9
1-4 $2.74 + $0.25 = 

$2.99 

$2.76 + $0.25 =

$3.01

$2.78 + $0.25 =

$3.03

$2.84 + $0.25 =

$3.09

$2.93 + $0.25 =

$3.18

$3.05 + $0.25 =

$3.30

$3.18 + $0.25 =

$3.43

$3.18 + $0.25 =

$3.43

5-8

$3.21 + $0.25 =

$3.46

$3.23 + $0.25 =

$3.48

$3.25 + $0.25 =

$3.50

$3.31 + $0.25 =

$3.56

$3.39 + $0.25 =

$3.64

$3.52 + $0.25 =

$3.77

$3.67 + $0.25 =

$3.92

$3.67 + $0.25 =

$3.92

9-12

$3.93 + $0.25 =

$4.18

$3.97 + $0.25 = 

$4.22

$4.00 + $0.25 = 

$4.25

$4.08 + $025 = 

$4.33

$4.18 + $0.25 = 

$4.43

$4.32 + $0.25 = 

$4.57

$4.46 + $0.25 = 

$4.71

$4.46 + $0.25 = 

$4.71

13-15.999

$5.04 + $0.25 =

$5.29

$5.08 + $0.25 =

$5.33

$5.12 + $0.25 =

$5.37

$5.27 + $0.25 =

$5.52

$5.40 + $0.25 =

$5.65

$5.54 + $0.25 =

$5.79

$5.70 + $0.25 =

$5.95

$5.70 + $0.25 =

$5.95

 

USPS Priority Mail (Weight-based) Pricing

(With Temporary $0.40 Holiday Price Increase)

Weight
(Pounds)
Zone 0,1,2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9
0.5-1 $7.02 + $0.40 = 

$7.42 

$7.35 + $0.40 = 

$7.75

$7.56 + $0.40 = 

$7.96

$7.80 + $0.40 = 

$8.20

$7.98 + $0.40 = 

$8.38

$8.15 + $0.40 = 

$8.55

$8.42 + $0.40 = 

$8.82

$11.40 + $0.40 = 

$11.80

2

$7.64 + $0.40 = 

$8.04

$7.84 + $0.40 = 

$8.24

$8.12 + $0.40 = 

$8.52

$8.76 + $0.40 = 

$9.16

$9.99 + $0.40 = 

$10.39

$10.54 + $0.40 = 

$10.94

$11.19 + $0.40 = 

$11.59

$17.45 + $0.40 = 

$17.85

3

$7.84 + $0.40 = 

$8.24

$8.23 + $0.40 = 

$8.63

$8.59 + $0.40 = 

$8.99

$9.54 + $0.40 = 

$9.94

$12.15 + $0.40 = 

$12.55

$13.49 + $0.40 = 

$13.89

$15.74 + $0.40 = 

$16.14

$23.67 + $0.40 = 

$24.07

4

$7.94 + $0.40 = 

$8.34

$8.45 + $0.40 = 

$8.85

$9.07 + $0.40 = 

$9.47

$10.33 + $0.40 = 

$10.73

$14.16 + $0.40 = 

$14.56

$16.06 + $0.40 = 

$16.46

$18.14 + $0.40 = 

$18.54

$28.50 + $0.40 = 

$28.90

5 $8.04 + $0.40 = 

$8.44

$8.50 + $0.40 = 

$8.90

$9.39 + $0.40 = 

$9.79

$10.64 + $0.40 = 

$11.04

$16.14 + $0.40 = 

$16.54

$18.46 + $0.40 = 

$18.86

$21.01 + $0.40 = 

$21.41

$33.17 + $0.40 = 

$33.57

6 $8.15 + $0.40 = 

$8.55

$8.54 + $0.40 = 

$8.94

$9.50 + $0.40 = 

$9.90

$14.18 + $0.40 = 

$14.58

$18.47 + $0.40 = 

$18.87

$21.45 + $0.40 = 

$21.85

$24.52 + $0.40 = 

$24.92

$38.01 + $0.40 = 

$38.41

7 $8.39 + $0.40 = 

$8.79

$9.69 + $0.40 = 

$10.09

$9.74 + $0.40 = 

$10.14

$15.89 + $0.40 = 

$16.29

$20.46 + $0.40 = 

$20.86

$24.18 + $0.40 = 

$24.58

$27.55 + $0.40 = 

$27.95

$42.68 + $0.40 = 

$43.08

8 $8.45 + $0.40 = 

$8.85

$10.17 + $0.40 = 

$10.57

$11.49 + $0.40 = 

$11.89

$17.35 + $0.40 = 

$17.75

$22.47 + $0.40 = 

$22.87

$26.63 + $0.40 = 

$27.03

$30.94 + $0.40 = 

$31.34

$47.91 + $0.40 = 

$48.31

9 $9.28 + $0.40 = 

$9.68

$10.56 + $0.40 = 

$10.96

$11.97 + $0.40 = 

$12.37

$18.60 + $0.40 = 

$19.00

$24.45 + $0.40 = 

$24.85

$28.84 + $0.40 = 

$29.24

$34.40 + $0.40 = 

$34.80

$53.28 + $0.40 = 

$53.68

10 $9.76 + $0.40 = 

$10.16

$11.10 + $0.40 = 

$11.50

$12.16 + $0.40 = 

$12.56

$20.30 + $0.40 = 

$20.70

$26.67 + $0.40 = 

$27.07

$32.03 + $0.40 = 

$32.43

$37.78 + $0.40 = 

$38.18

$57.94 + $0.40 = 

$58.34

 

USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate

(With Temporary $0.40 Holiday Price Increase)

Package Type  Price
Flat Rate Envelope $7.15 + $0.40 = 

$7.55 

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$7.45 + $0.40 = 

$7.85

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$7.75 + $0.40 = 

$8.15

Small Flat Rate Box

$7.65 + $0.40 = 

$8.05

Medium Flat Rate Box $13.20 + $0.40 = 

$13.60

Large Flat Rate Box $18.30 + $0.40 = 

$18.70

APO/FPO/DPO
Large Flat Rate Box
$16.80 + $0.40 = 

$17.20

 

USPS Priority Mail Express Flat Rate

(With Temporary $1.50 Holiday Price Increase)

Package Type  Price
Flat Rate Envelope $22.75 + $1.50 = 

$24.25 

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$22.95 + $1.50 = 

$24.45

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$23.25 + $1.50 = 

$24.75

 

Also, feel free to download a PDF copy with all of the rate tables for more details and posting in your workspace.

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Jim Kazliner is Shippo's Content Lead and Editor-in-Chief. His background spans business, retail, financial, and automotive sectors, as well as music and film journalism. When not spinning yarns on his long-suffering laptop, you’ll find him collecting vintage vinyl and obscure BMX bike parts.

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