Effective date: January 27, 2019


Primary rate changes: 

  • USPS First Class Package Service
    • Average rate increase of 11.9%
    • First Class Package Service will now have zone-based pricing (like Priority Mail)
  • Priority Mail
    • Average rate increase of 5.9%
  • Priority Mail Express
    • Average rate increase of 3.9%


Message from USPS

Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions. The Governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue.


For more information visit: https://blog.stamps.com/2018/10/19/usps-announces-postage-rate-increase-starts-january-27-2019/



Effective date: January 7, 2019


Primary rate changes: 

  • FedEx Express
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%
  • FedEx Ground
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%
  • FedEx Home Delivery
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%
  • FedEx SmartPost
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%
  • FedEx Freight 
    • Average rate increase of 5.9%


FedEx is increasing their rates for 2019 in response to increased demand and volume.



For more information visit: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/current-rates.html



Effective date: January 1, 2019


Primary rate changes: 

  • DHL Express
    • Average rate increase of 5.4% 
  • DHL eCommerce
    • Average rate increase of 10-13% 


Message from DHL:

To ensure we continue to guarantee you the industry’s highest-quality international service performance, DHL Express adjusts its prices annually – taking into account inflation, currency dynamics and other rising costs, such as expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations. This helps us to continue providing best-in-class air express services to and from the more than 220 countries and territories that we serve.



For more information visit: http://www.dhl-usa.com/en/express/shipping/rate_and_transit_guide.html



Effective date: December 26, 2018


Primary rate changes: 

  • UPS Ground
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%
  • UPS Air
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%
  • UPS International 
    • Average rate increase of 4.9%


For additional information about these and other new charges, and to get the most up to date rates, visit rates.ups.com. The latest information about peak surcharges is available on ups.com/peaksurcharges. The 2019 UPS Rate and Service Guide will be available to download on ups.com/rates on or before December 26, 2018.