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K-State Today

January 27, 2020

Postal rate price increases

Submitted by Anne Murphy

Central Mail Services announces the postal rate increases for 2020.

Central Mail Services' goal is to assist you with all of your mailing and shipping needs and to provide each department with the most cost-effective, and efficient mailing solutions. This information is intended to help departments understand and budget for mailing and shipping needs.

Like all businesses, the rising cost of operations for the USPS has resulted in a price increase for the postal mailing and shipping services that we all know and use. The postage rate increases were announced and approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, effective Sunday, Jan. 26.

Below is a chart of the changes for the upcoming price increase for the USPS: 

PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATES

2019

POSTAGE RATES

2020

POSTAGE RATES

CHANGE

Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope

$7.35

$7.75

$0.40

Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$7.65

$8.05

$0.40

Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$8.00

$8.40

$0.40

Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box

$7.90

$8.30

$0.40

Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box

$14.35

$15.05

$0.70

Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box

$19.95

$21.10

$1.15

APO/FPO/DPO

Large Flat Rate Box

$18.45

$19.60

$1.15

 

PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS FLAT RATES

2019

POSTAGE RATES

2020

POSTAGE RATES

CHANGE

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope

$25.50

$26.35

$0.85

Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$26.20

$26.50

$0.30

Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$25.70

$26.95

$1.25

  

CERTIFIED MAIL

2019 POSTAGE RATES

2020 POSTAGE RATES

CHANGE

Certified Mail

$3.50

$3.55

$0.05

Return Receipt (print)

$2.80

$2.85

$0.05

Return Receipt (electronic)

$1.60

$1.70

$0.10

Certificate of Mailing

$1.45

$1.50

$0.05

Registered Mail

$12.40 and up

$12.60 and up

$0.20

Signature Confirmation

$3.05

$3.15

$0.10

Other shipping vendors that Central Mail uses — FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, UPS and DHL — will experience price increases in 2020. These increased rates average approximately 4.9% between the vendors.  

Central Mail Services continues to price shop with all vendors to ensure that each department is receiving the most cost-effective solution. For any questions about mailing or shipping, contact Central Mail Services at 785-532-7751 or centralmailservices@k-state.edu

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