Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

December 10, 2020

PRC Approves Domestic Competitive Prices for 2021

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the domestic competitive price changes to take effect Jan. 24, 2021.

The prices, approved by the PRC, will raise Shipping Services product prices approximately 3.5 percent for Priority Mail service, and 1.2 percent for Priority Mail Express service. Shipping Services price increases vary by product. Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the consumer price index, Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions.

The domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail price changes are:



Approved Increase

Small Flat-Rate Box



Medium Flat-Rate Box



Large Flat-Rate Box



APO/FPO Large Flat-Rate Box



Regular Flat-Rate Envelope



Legal Flat-Rate Envelope



Padded Flat-Rate Envelope



The Postal Service has some of the lowest letter-mail postage rates in the industrialized world and continues to offer a great value in shipping. Unlike some other shippers, the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery or regular Saturday delivery.

The final order approving the domestic competitive prices can be found here:

The price change tables are also available on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website