USPS Postal Rate Change

We announced in our blog last June of a proposed United States Postal Service (USPS) rate increase. On August 29, 2021, the USPS implemented the following rate adjustments in accordance with the Postal Regulatory Commission. Shown below are some of the most common USPS products used for SJSU mail. Please refer to the USPS Price List for more information and other USPS products.

If you have any questions, please contact the Distribution and Asset Services Manager, Sonja Bowsky, at (408) 924-1592 or Workflow Coordinator, Phil Perez, at (408) 924-1594.


Product Previous Price New Price
Letters (First-Class, stamped, up to 1 oz.)* 55¢ 58¢
Letters (First-Class, metered, up to 1 oz.) 51¢ 53¢
Letters (each additional oz., up to 3.5 oz.) 20¢ 20¢
Letters (Presort, metered, up to 3.5 oz) ** 46¢ 49.4¢
Postcards (First-Class, stamped)* 36¢ 40¢
Postcards (Presort, metered, machinable)** 29.3¢ 33.5¢
Flats (First-Class, large envelopes, up to 1 oz.) $1.00 $1.16
Flats (each additional oz.) 20¢ 20¢


Product Previous Price New Price
Letters and Postcards (up to 1 oz.) $1.20 $1.30
Cost for additional weight varies per destination.
See USPS Price List.
Varies Varies
* Provided as general information. Distribution Services does not use stamps.
** Presorted rate: Used for most outbound campus mailings.

Proposed USPS Postal Rate Change

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is proposing rate adjustments in accordance with Postal Regulatory Commission approvals to help address operating losses due to declines in mail volume. The planned rate change, if approved, will begin on August 29, 2021. As this may affect your FY 2021/22 budgets, we wanted to give you the opportunity to plan for your USPS postage usage.

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

Product Current Prices Planned Prices
Letters (1 oz.) 55¢ 58¢
Letters additional ounce(s) 20¢ 20¢ (unchanged)
Letter (metered 1 oz.) 51¢ 53¢
Domestic Postcards 36¢ 40¢
Flats (1 oz.) $1.00 $1.16
Outbound International Letters (1 oz.) $1.20 $1.30

If you have any questions, please contact Sonja Bowsky, Manager of Distribution & Asset Services, at 408-924-1592 or

Distribution Services is Closed Today

Please be advised that Distribution Services will be closed on Monday, Nov 23, 2020 due to street closures in the immediate vicinity. We will not be receiving incoming shipments, delivering mail and parcels, or picking up outbound mail and shipments. Normal services should resume on Tuesday, Nov 24.

If you wish to retrieve a critical FedEx or UPS shipment directly from either of these facilities, please contact the carriers directly. Packages are currently on the trucks and out for delivery, so it may take some time for the packages to be returned to the customer centers.

FedEx Ship Center                              UPS San José Dispatch Center
710 Dado St                                        1999 S 7th Street
San José, CA  95131                           San José, CA  95112
Phone: 800-463-3339                          Phone: 800-742-5877

Outbound packages can be taken the addresses above or dropped off at:

Postal Annex+
123 E. San Carlos St
San José, CA  95112
Phone: 408-975-0893

Hours: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm (priority overnight shipments must be there before 3:30 pm)

If you have any questions, please contact the Distribution and Asset Services Manager, Sonja Bowsky, at 408-924-1592 or and she will address your concerns.