USPS Rate Changes in January 2023

Almost every year- due to various factors, including inflation, supply costs, etc.- the United States Postal Service assesses its postage prices and makes changes. 

This year, some such changes have been approved and will be going into effect on January 22, 2023. We’re here with everything you need to know to be prepared for these increases. 

Coming January 22, 2023 

The USPS is increasing the price of select shipping postage and services, effective January 22, 2023. 


USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate

2022 Commercial Rate

Price Change

2023 Commercial Rate

SmartShyp Rate

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Legal Flat Rate Envelope





Padded Flat Rate Envelope





Small Flat Rate Box





Medium Flat Rate Box





Large Flat Rate Box





APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box






For official media resources, as well as the full chart of 2023 prices, visit the official USPS article on the changes.

Stay up-to-date on future changes

The United States Postal Service always publishes a notification ahead of any changes it plans to implement. The USPS website contains valuable and timely information on its services, pricing, and upcoming shifts.

It can, however, be tricky to try and keep up with every carrier’s news, as well as trends in the constantly evolving eCommerce industry. That’s why we keep the most dedicated and dependable shipping blog; keep up on what’s new with the SmartShyp blog. Subscribe to our email list and never miss an update.

Shipping rates change as the years go on. Shifts in the eCommerce landscape can be overwhelming; however, as long as you remain conscientious of the changes ahead- and keep the right tools in your belt- you’ll be set for success. 

SmartShyp is an order management software with a full suite of tools to make managing your orders and shipping processes simple, effective, and straightforward. Take the guesswork out of the eCommerce shipping process, and start using SmartShyp as your order management software.



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