Rate Change Information Page
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United States Postal Service Rate Change will take effect January 22, 2017.
Click to download the current USPS Rates in a pdf file 

Effective January 22, 2017, USPS will be implementing rate changes for Mailing & Shipping services.  The new rates represent approximately an overall 0.87% increase over the current prices.

While the price of First-Class Mail® Letters are going up from $0.47 to $0.49 per piece, the price of First-Class Metered Mail is actually decreasing from $0.465 to $0.46 per envelope. This is the second year in a row that Metered First-Class letter prices have seen a decrease, and represent a $0.03 (6%) saving over the retail rate. These lower costs can help small businesses reduce mailing costs significantly. Other changes include:

  • Price changes to First-Class Mail® Flats and Parcels.
  • Rate changes to various Shipping Services.
  • Updated pricing for services such as Media Mail®, Library Mail, Certificate of Mailing and others.
  • Standard Mail (commonly referred to as “Direct Mail”) will be rebranded as USPS Marketing Mail® to better align the product name with business owners’ use of the mail class.
  • Changes to Presorted Mail prices.
  • Elimination of Permit fees for various services.
  Rate Change Procedures:
            Process your order On-Line through our shopping cart.  Select your Scale Model and provide the serial number.
                         The Scale Model and Serial Number provided will be verified before your order is processed.
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                                                              Credit Card Payment Form
                                                              Ultimail - Mail in Order Form
 How to Update Rates
(Click on your scale model below to download the pdf file instructions)
Optimail30                  Ultimail             MyMail 
 Optimail30 w/Mail Credit
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Click here to watch a video for the Optimail30
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If you have any questions about ordering a rate chip, please contact IMS via email: RateChange@IntelligentMailing.com or (888) 467-8699.
Payment must be made with order.
All Rate Change Orders are non-cancelable/non-refundable. Please be sure you have ordered the correct model of scale and provided the serial number.