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Postage Update: New USPS Rates Approved for July 2024

Claire Henderson
by Claire Henderson

June 17, 2024

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the next USPS postage rate increases, which will take effect on Sunday, July 14, 2024. 

Here are the highlights of what changes to expect in January: 

  • The new rates include a five-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 68 cents to 73 cents.  
  • First-Class Mail services will increase by approximately 7.8–8.5%, depending on mail type.  
  • Additional-ounce prices for single-piece letters will increase from 24 to 28 cents per ounce. However, additional-ounce prices for flats will increase varying by weight. 
  • Marketing Mail will receive rate increases between 7.8–12.9%, depending on the mailings, with an average 10.5% increase across all Marketing Mail. 
Venture Solutions Postage Updates
Product January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate
Letters (stamped 1 oz.) $0.68 $0.73 
Letters (additional ounces)

$0.24

$0.28

Letters (metered 1 oz.) $0.64 $0.69 
Flats (1 oz.) $1.39 $1.50 
Flats (additional ounces)

$0.24

Varies by Weight

Postcards $0.53 $0.56 

 

Commercial First-Class Mail

Letters and Postcards

Weight Not Over (ounces) Automation
Presorted Single Piece Single Piece - Meter
5-Digit AADC Mixed AADC AADC Mixed AADC
1

$0.545 

$0.593 

$0.622 

$0.596 

$0.636 

$0.73 

$0.69 

2

$0.545 

$0.593 

$0.622 

$0.596 

$0.636 

$1.01 

$0.97 

3

$0.545 

$0.593 

$0.622 

$0.596 

$0.636 

$1.29 

$1.25 

3.5

$0.545 

$0.593 

$0.622 

$0.596 

$0.636 

$1.57 

$1.53 

Postcard

$0.384 

$0.406 

$0.419 

$0.435 

$0.435 

$0.56 

NA 

 

Flats

Weight Not Over (ounces) Automation
Presorted
5-Digit 3-Digit AADC Mixed AADC
1

$0.874 

$1.132 

$1.212 

$1.355 

$1.400 

2

$1.144 

$1.402 

$1.482 

$1.625 

$1.670 

3

$1.414 

$1.672 

$1.752 

$1.895 

$1.940 

Additional Ounce: Varies by Weight

 

Marketing Mail — Commercial Standard Letters

Local Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation
5-Digit

$0.330 

$0.345 

4.54% 

AADC

$0.365 

$0.380 

4.11% 

Mixed AADC

$0.385 

$0.402 

4.42% 

Carrier Route

Saturation 

$0.229 

$0.237 

3.49% 

High Density Plus 

$0.264 

$0.264 

0.0% 

High Density 

$0.321 

$0.338 

5.30% 

Basic 

$0.547 

$0.610 

11.52% 

 

NDC Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation
5-Digit

$0.303 

$0.321 

5.94% 

AADC

$0.338 

$0.356 

5.33% 

Mixed AADC

$0.358 

$0.378 

5.59% 

Carrier Route

Saturation 

$0.202 

$0.213 

5.45% 

High Density Plus 

$0.237 

$0.240 

1.27% 

High Density 

$0.294 

$0.314 

6.80% 

Basic 

$0.520 

$0.586 

12.69% 

 

SCF Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation
5-Digit

$0.295 

$0.318 

7.80% 

AADC

$0.330 

$0.353 

6.97% 

Carrier Route

Saturation 

$0.194 

$0.210 

8.25% 

High Density Plus 

$0.229 

$0.237 

3.49% 

High Density 

$0.286 

$0.311 

8.74% 

Basic 

$0.512 

$0.583 

13.87% 

 

Marketing Mail — Nonprofit Standard Letters

Local Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation
5-Digit

$0.173 

$0.173 

0.0% 

AADC

$0.208 

$0.208 

0.0% 

Mixed AADC

$0.228 

$0.230 

 0.88% 

Carrier Route

Saturation 

$0.147 

$0.148 

0.68% 

High Density Plus 

$0.168 

$0.168 

0.0% 

High Density 

$0.170 

$0.171 

0.59% 

Basic 

$0.396 

$0.443 

11.87% 

 

NDC Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation
5-Digit

$0.146 

$0.149 

2.05% 

AADC

$0.181 

$0.184 

1.66% 

Mixed AADC

$0.201 

$0.206 

2.45% 

Carrier Route

Saturation 

$0.120 

$0.124 

3.33% 

High Density Plus 

$0.141 

$0.144 

2.13% 

High Density 

$0.143 

$0.147 

2.80% 

Basic 

$0.369 

$0.419 

13.55% 

 

SCF Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation
5-Digit

$0.138 

$0.146 

5.80% 

AADC

$0.173 

$0.181 

4.62% 

Carrier Route

Saturation 

$0.112 

$0.121 

8.04% 

High Density Plus 

$.0133 

$0.141 

6.02% 

High Density 

$0.135 

$0.144 

6.67% 

Basic 

$0.361 

$0.416 

15.24% 

 

Marketing Mail — Commercial Flats

Please note, the USPS has changed the pricing structure for Marketing Mail commercial and non-profit flats that exceed 4 oz. Please reach out to Venture Solutions for estimates. 

Local Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation (4 oz. or Less)
5-Digit

$0.639 

$0.687 

7.51% 

3-Digit

$0.816 

$0.864 

5.88% 

ADC

$0.923 

$0.971 

5.20% 

Mixed ADC

$1.006 

$1.041 

3.48% 

 

NDC Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation (4 oz. or Less)
5-Digit 

$0.568 

$0.621 

9.33% 

3-Digit

$0.745 

$0.798 

7.11% 

AADC

$0.852 

$0.905 

6.22% 

Mixed AADC

$0.935 

$0.975 

4.28% 

 

SCF Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation (4 oz. or Less)
5-Digit

$0.548 

$0.617 

12.59% 

3-Digit 

$0.725 

$0.794 

9.52% 

ADC 

$0.832 

$0.901 

8.29% 

 

Marketing Mail — Nonprofit Standard Letters

Local Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation (4 oz. or Less)

5-Digit 

$0.400 

$0.451 

12.75% 

3-Digit 

$0.577 

$0.628 

8.84% 

ADC 

$0.684 

$0.735 

7.46% 

Mixed ADC 

$0.767 

$0.805 

4.95% 

 

NDC Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation (4 oz. or Less)

5-Digit 

$0.329 

$0.385 

17.02% 

3-Digit 

$0.506 

$0.562 

11.07% 

ADC 

$0.613 

$0.669 

9.14% 

Mixed ADC 

$0.696 

$0.739 

6.18% 

 

SCF Entry Point

  January 2024 Rate July 2024 Rate Percent Increase
Automation (4 oz. or Less)

5-Digit 

$0.309 

$0.381 

23.30% 

3-Digit 

$0.486 

$0.558 

14.81% 

ADC 

$0.593 

$0.665 

12.14% 

 

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To help mitigate these postage cost increases, the USPS will continue to offer their six promotional discounts throughout 2024. Mailers have until June 30 to register for the new growth incentive program. This program will offer discounts for mailers who increase their First-Class and Marketing Mail volumes above one million mail pieces in calendar year 2024. With the deadline quickly approaching, reach out to your Venture Solutions account management team as soon as possible for help gathering all the information needed to apply. Both the promotions and the incentive program are excellent opportunities for mailers to offset their mailing costs.  

Venture Solutions works closely with the USPS and our other mailing partners to maximize any available discounts our clients qualify for. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the promotions and incentive program.  

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