First-Class Mail® Flats (Large Envelopes):

The price for a one ounce Large Envelope will increase from $0.98 to $1.00, and each additional ounce will cost $0.21 more.

January 21, 2018, There will be changes to the USPS® postal rates. Rates for mailing services will see about 1.9% increase and shipping services will average an increase of around 3.9%.

While the price of First-Class Mail® Letters are going up from $0.49 to $0.50 per 1oz letter, the price of First-Class Metered Mail is maintaining a 3¢ savings. These lower costs can help small businesses reduce mailing costs significantly. Other changes include:

  • Price changes to First-Class Mail® Flats and package services.
  • Rate changes to various Shipping rates and services.
  • Updated pricing for services such as Certified Mail™, Certificate of Mailing, restricted delivery, and others.
  • Changes to Presorted Mail prices.

​How to Update Your FP Equipment to the New Postal Rates (Effective on January 21st, 2018)

Effective January 22, 2017 the USPS is implementing a Postage Rate Change

The Proposed Rate Increase: Could Mean Price Decrease for FP Meter Users

3¢ discount with postage meters to continue with January 21st 2018 USPS® rate change

USPS Rate Change

PostBase™ Customers:

Most PostBase Customers are automatically enrolled in FP's RateGuard Protection program.  As a result, all PostBase customers will receive their rate update via download (no chips or cards required) at no additional charge.  FP will notify all customers via email or personal letter when the rates are available to download.

Please note that both the product name and a Shortcut Key on the PostBase menu will reflect the new name as well as price.

The USPS® announced the upcoming Rate Change, due to take effect on Sunday, September 3, 2017.  Unlike previous Rate Changes, which encompassed a number of rate adjustments, this rate change only impacts one service, First Class Parcel.

First Class Parcel Service is being reclassified as First Class Package Service Retail. The major impact is the change in rate category from Market Dominant to Competitive, making this a Competitive Product Rate Change.  This category change allows the USPS to adjust the rate according to market conditions, rather than the CPI (Consumer Price Index.) In addition, this better aligns the package services as both retail and commercial now share the same product name. Continue below to see how this change impacts customers and dealers.

Users with Optimail 30, Ultimail, CentorMail, External Scale  can order new Rate Card online

Effective January 17, 2016 the USPS is implementing a Postage Rate Change

USPS shipping rates will increase an average of 9.5%.
The January increase "Does Not impact" First Class Letters, First-Class Flats and Postcards.

​The United States Postal Service (USPS®) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commissions (PRC) of proposed price changes for Mailing Services products to take effect January 22, 2017. The new proposed rate represents approximately an overall 0.87% increase over the current prices, with the biggest change being the First Class Mail® price increase (see chart below).

How to Update Your FP Equipment to the New Postal Rates (Effective on January 22, 2017)

                               OptiMail 30 Rate Card Order Form

For FP meter users, if approved, prices could actually decrease. 

The proposed cost decrease of Metered First Class single piece mail is from $0.465 to $0.46 per envelope. This is the second year in a row that metered First Class single piece mail prices have seen a decrease. These lower costs can help small businesses significantly.

Below is a brief summary of the proposed changes:

The price change does not include any price change for Postcards, for letters being mailed to international destinations

or for additional ounces for letters. 

Other Changes 

– Standard Mail (commonly referred to as “direct mail”) will be re-branded as USPS Marketing Mail so as to better align the product name with business owners’ use of the mail class.

– Library Mail will see an overall price increase of 1.135%.

– Special services like Certificate of Mailing, Collect on Delivery, Return Receipt, Registered Mail and Signature Confirmation

will also see an increase in 2017.

No Action Needed For FP Mailing Solutions Customers

The proposed rate increase is still under review and has not formally been approved. Once a formal approval has been announced, all FP Dealers and Customers will be notified of the next steps.

Pricing for Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services will also be adjusted next year and can be found at The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to become effective on Jan. 22, 2017. Today’s filing does not affect Postal Service Shipping products and services.

​How to Update Your FP Equipment to the New Postal Rates (Effective on September 3th, 2017)

First-Class Metered Mail:

The price for a one ounce metered letter will go from $0.46 to $0.47, and each additional ounce will cost $0.21 more. FP postage meter customers will still have a 3¢ savings over stamp.

MyMail, Optimail30, Ultimail & Centormail & External Scale Users

NOTE: If you have FP Rateguard you can order your FREE new USPS rates via the FP Rate Card Ordering Website,https//

All PostBase Users 

NOTE: If you have a PostBase Mailing Machine or MailONE software - you WILL NOT HAVE TO ORDER A RATE,

when available, your PostBase will prompt you to
download the new rates. 

MailONE Users click:
FP Website to download the MailONE update

Rate Guard Customers
FP Online Ordering Portal
 (click here if you have RateGuard and wish to have FP ship you your FREE Rate Change for Legacy Products)
NOTE: ALL PostBase customers will be notified when the rates will post so you can run a Remote Services on your meter to download of the rates for FREE.

Postage Meter Video Update Instructions  (details and videos on how to Update your FP Postage Meter to the new USPS Rates)

Effective May 31st,  2015 Overview
May 2015 Major Rate Change Additional Info link

The May 31, 2015 rate update (delayed from the original April 26, 2015 date) includes price increases for many mail classes, 
including a 1/2-cent increase for metered first-class 1 oz letters - it will be .0485.

    *** If you have FP Rate Guard, you do not need to order this May 2015 Rate Change, 

FP will fulfill your Rate Change Automatically - as soon as the Rates have been generated and created ***

FP Mailing Solutions has informed us that they are working very diligently on fulfilling the upcoming Rate Change 
as fast as possible and we appreciate your patience as all the manufactures were given very limited notice to the 
final results of this upcoming Rate Change.  

 *** 1st Class Mail Rate Increases May 31st 2015 - .0485 1 oz letter ***

    *** If you have a PostBase Series, you DO  NOT NEED to ORDER a Rate Change,        

your PostBase will download this automatically with  a "0" Teleset ***   

Call Us Today, We are Anxious to Serve You!

U.S. Postal Rate Changes  (details about the Rate Change)

Postage Machine Instructions  (PDF on how to install the upcoming Rate Change)

Rate Guard Customers
Postage Machine Instructions  (Order Form for the upcoming Rate Change - Rate Guard Customers only)

Information from Previous Rate Changes below:

You can only get these rate reductions by using the CBP discount, which is available when using our MailOne software with an FP postage meter. That’s because MailOne 2.0 lets you print an Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMPB) on your shipping label.

The greatest savings are for 10-20 pound packages with Zone 4-5 shipping distance. The average CBP rate reduction across all weights and zones is 0.9%, ranging from 2% to as much as 55%.

Commercial Base Pricing Difference – Before/After September 7 Rate Change
Guide to IMPB (Intelligent Mail Package Barcode) for Postage Meters

Use the chart below to see where you can find the greatest savings after the rate change.

When the U.S. Postal Service revises its postal rates, we recommend upgrading your mailing equipment and/or software to ensure that your postage amounts are calculated accurately when weighing mail on an integrated or external scale.

If you need additional help updating rates with FP Mailing equipment, contact Automated Mailroom 
Customer Service at 877-870-6805, Option 0 or 110;
or email

Call Toll Free (877) 870-6805 or Local (813) 870-6805