2019 Mailing Promotions

On November 13, 2018, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 4875 approving the six proposed USPS Mailing Promotions for calendar year 2019 which are listed below.


The Promotions are offered to encourage mailers to try new things and continue utilizing mail as part of their multi-channel marketing mix.  They are designed to help marketers engage their customers and increase ROI by using techniques like dynamic color print, mobile and barcode technologies.  Promotions allow for an array of new technologies such as digital assistants and chatbots, as well as traditional mail techniques and leveraging new print production capabilities.  The 2019 Promotions provide multiple opportunities to participate.  Program requirements and other pertinent information are available on

PostalPro at https://postalpro.usps.com/promotions.



Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Mailpiece Engagement Promotion

Registration Period: December 15, 2018 – July 31, 2019

Promotion Period: February 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019

Eligible: USPS Marketing Mail® letters and flats


Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion

Registration Period: January 15, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Promotion Period: March 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Eligible: First-Class Mail® & USPS Marketing Mail®


Earned Value Reply Mail Promotion

Registration Period: February 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Promotion Period: April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Eligible: BRM, CRM, and Share Mail


Personalized Color Transpromo Promotion

Registration Period: May 15, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Promotion Period: July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Eligible: First-Class Mail® (excludes all FCM single-piece-price mail)


Mobile Shopping Promotion

Registration Period: June 15, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Promotion Period: August 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Eligible: USPS Marketing Mail® letters and flats


Informed Delivery Promotion

Registration Period: July 15, 2019 – November 30, 2019

Promotion Period: September 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019

Eligible: First-Class Mail® & USPS Marketing Mail® letters and flats



PRC Approves Rate Changes for Market Dominant and Competitive Products

Postal Regulatory Postal Regulatory Commission 901 New York Avenue, NW

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Phone: 202-789-6829

Fax: 202-789-6891


Washington, DC 20268-0001


Contact: Gail Adams gail.adams@prc.gov

Press Release

November 13, 2018

PRC Approves Rate Changes for Market Dominant and Competitive Products

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than the rate of inflation, as determined by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. Conversely, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act requires, among other things, that rates for Competitive products must produce sufficient revenues to ensure they are not subsidized by Market Dominant products. The Commission found that the rates for both classes of mail meet all statutory requirements and may take effect, January 27, 2019, as planned. The Commission also found that the planned classification changes, with the revisions set forth in Orders 4875 and 4876, are consistent with applicable law.

Select Market Dominant First-Class Mail rates will change as follows:

Product Old Rate New Rate
Forever Stamp 50 cents 55 cents
Metered Letter 47 cents 50 cents
Additional Ounce 21 cents 15 cents


Select Competitive Product rates affected by the rate adjustment include:


Product: Priority Mail Old Rate New Rate
Retail Small Flat Rate Box $7.20 $7.90
Retail Medium Retail Flat Rate Box $13.65 $14.35
Retail Large Flat Rate Box $18.90 $19.95
Retail Large Flat Rate Box APO/FPO/DPO $17.40 $18.45
Retail Regular Flat Rate Envelope $6.70 $7.35
Retail Legal Size Flat Rate Envelopes $7.00 $7.65
Retail Padded Flat Rate Envelopes $7.25 $8.00


The Commission’s complete analyses of the Postal Service’s Market Dominant and Competitive rate adjustments for calendar year 2019 are located at www.prc.gov in Docket Nos. R2019-1 and CP2019-3, respectively.

The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight over the U.S. Postal Service to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient universal mail system. The Commission is comprised of five Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed Commissioners, each serving terms of six years.  The Chairman is designated by the President. In addition to Chairman Robert G. Taub, the other commissioners are Vice Chairman Tony Hammond and Commissioners Mark Acton and Nanci Langley. Follow the PRC on Twitter: @PostalRegulator