2022 USPS Rate Increase Summary – International Shipping

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2022 USPS Rate Increase Summary – International Shipping

The US Postal Service offers multiple shipping services for international package delivery and ships to more than 180 countries. Depending on the service chosen, delivery times vary from 3 days for expedited services to over 20 days for budget options. The USPS also offers flat rate options for Priority Mail Express International and Priority Mail International delivery.

Similar to domestic services, USPS international shipping services will see an increase in postage rates beginning Sunday, January 9, 2022. The following analysis highlights the 2022 USPS rate increase for INTERNATIONAL shipping:

Premium Package International Service

First Class Package International Service is the USPS’s cheapest international service for small package delivery. The maximum weight for this class of mail is four pounds and delivery time can take up to 20 days depending on the delivery location.

  • First Class Package International Service fares have increased by an average of 4.2%.
  • Purchase First Class Package International Service online through Stamps.com and save 5% compared to post office rates.
  • In 2022, lighter weight packages will see higher average rate increases:
    a) Up to 1 pound = 4.0% average rate increase
    b) Up to 2 pounds. = 4.0% average rate hike
    c) Up to 3 pounds. = 2.7% average rate increase
    d) Up to 4 pounds. = 1.5% average rate increase
  • France (Country Group 15) and Germany (Country Group 16) see significantly higher rate increases for packages weighing 8 ounces or less compared to other countries. France and Germany see an 11.3% rise, a minimum rise of $1.56. The United Kingdom (Country Group 20) saw a 9.8% increase, with a minimum increase of $1.52 for packages weighing 8 ounces or less.

First Class Package International Service – Canada (Group 1)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE – Prices 2022 vs. Prices 2021

weight 2022 2021 increase
1 pound / 16 ounces $21.00 $20.19 $0.81
2 lbs. / 32oz. $21.00 $20.19 $0.81
3 pounds. / 48oz. $31.97 $31.35 $0.62
4 pounds. / 64 oz. $43.13 $42.51 $0.62

First Class Package International Service – UK (Group 20)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE – Prices 2022 vs. Prices 2021

weight 2022 2021 increase
1 pound / 16 ounces $25.79 $24.70 $1.09
2 lbs. / 32oz $25.79 $24.70 $1.09
3 pounds. / 48oz. $40.14 $39.43 $0.71
4 pounds. / 64 oz. $54.96 $54.15 $0.81

First Class Package International Service – Australia (Group 12)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE – Prices 2022 vs. Prices 2021

weight 2022 2021 increase
1 pound / 16 ounces $29.36 $28.26 $1.10
2 lbs. / 32oz $29.36 $28.26 $1.10
3 pounds. / 48oz. $46.50 $45.60 $0.90
4 pounds. / 64 oz. $63.89 $62.94 $0.95

Priority Mail International

Priority Mail International is a low cost service that delivers mail and parcels weighing up to 70 pounds. This class of mail offers international delivery in 6-10 days.

  • Priority Mail International rates are up an average of 3.7%.
  • Purchase Priority Mail International online through Stamps.com and save 5% compared to post office prices.
  • Priority Mail International rates are increasing significantly, with a minimum increase of $1.76 (£1, Country Group 2) up to $19.52 (£70, Country Group 8).
  • Priority Mail’s international flat rate products are increasing, with flat rate envelope up at least $1.31 (Country Group 2) and large flat rate box up $4.37 (Country Group 7).
  • Canada: In shipping zones 1.1 and 1.2, rates are increasing significantly with a minimum increase of $1.75 (1 lb.) to a maximum of $10.70 (66 lb.).
  • Canada: Zones 1.5 to 1.8 are all seeing a reduction in shipping costs. The decline ranges from $0.77 (Zone 1.4, 1 lb.) to $51.66 cheaper (Zone 1.8, 66 lb.).
  • Canada: Shipping Zone 1.3 is mixed, with some weights seeing a reduction from $0.04 (Zone 1.3, 7 lbs.) to a $0.63 increase (Zone 1.3, 57 lbs.).

Priority Mail International – Canada (Group 1)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE – Prices 2022 vs. Prices 2021

weight (lbs) 2022 2021 increase
1 $37.47 $35.72 $1.75
2 $40.46 $38.57 $1.89
3 $43.40 $41.37 $2.03
4 $46.34 $44.18 $2.16
5 $48.81 $46.98 $1.83
6 $51.72 $49.78 $1.94
7 $54.63 $52.58 $2.05
8th $58.15 $55.43 $2.72
9 $61.09 $58.24 $2.85
10 $64.03 $61.04 $2.99

Priority Mail International – UK (Group 20)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE – Prices 2022 vs. Prices 2021

weight (lbs) 2022 2021 increase
1 $57.00 $54.86 $2.14
2 $63.08 $60.71 $2.37
3 $67.17 $64.65 $2.52
4 $71.25 $68.59 $2.66
5 $76.62 $73.72 $2.90
6 $80.70 $77.66 $3.04
7 $84.74 $81.56 $3.18
8th $88.83 $85.50 $3.33
9 $92.91 $89.44 $3.47
10 $97.04 $93.39 $3.65

Priority Mail International – Australia (Group 12)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE – Prices 2022 vs. Prices 2021

weight (lbs) 2022 2021 increase
1 $54.96 $52.92 $2.04
2 $60.61 $58.33 $2.28
3 $66.22 $63.75 $2.47
4 $71.87 $69.16 $2.71
5 $77.47 $74.58 $2.89
6 $83.13 $79.99 $3.14
7 $88.68 $85.36 $3.32
8th $94.34 $90.77 $3.57
9 $99.94 $96.19 $3.75
10 $105.55 $101.60 $3.95

Priority Mail Express International

Priority Mail Express International offers date-specific delivery and a money-back guarantee when shipping to select countries with 3-5 day delivery. The maximum package weight for Priority Mail Express International is 70 pounds.

  • Priority Mail Express International rates will increase by an average of 3.2% in 2022.
  • When you purchase Priority Mail Express International online through Stamps.com you will receive a 5% discount compared to Post Office rates.
  • In 2022, the rate increase will affect lighter weight packages more than heavier weight packages. Packages weighing 1 to 5 lbs. see an average interest rate increase of 4.9%. Packages weighing 51 to 55 lbs. see an average interest rate increase of 4.2%.
  • Priority Mail Express International increments range from $2.10 (0.5 lbs., Country Group 1) to $22.60 (66 lbs., Country Group 14).

Global Express Guaranteed

Global Express Guaranteed is the USPS’ fastest international service. This service offers on-date delivery in one to three business days to over 190 countries. FedEx manages the transportation and delivery.

  • Global Express Guaranteed fares will increase by an average of 2.3% in 2022.
  • Purchasing Global Express Guaranteed online through Stamps.com offers a 5% discount compared to Post Office rates.
  • Global Express Guaranteed rates will not increase for packages up to 2 pounds, except for Country Group 4 (Africa, Eastern Europe).
  • Country Group 4 (Africa, Eastern Europe) sees a large price increase for all weights, with prices rising from $5.04 (half a pound) to $90.58 (70 lbs.).

Stamps.com will automatically update to the new USPS international rates on January 9, 2022

Stamps.com will automatically update all USPS international shipping rates in the software and web-based versions (Stamps.com Online) on Sunday, January 9, 2022. If you are a Stamps.com customer, no additional action is required and you will view 2022 USPS rates AUTOMATICALLY on the platform.

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