USPS Postcard Rates

[Updated 01/2013]  Here’s the basic, first class USPS postcard postage rate as of January 27, 2013:

$.33 ea

For this rate, your card needs to be:

  • at least Minimum size: 3-1/2″H x 5″W x  0.007″ thick
  • no bigger than Maximum size: 4-1/4″H x 6″W x  0.016″ thick
  • and mailed from any U.S. address  to any U.S. address — that’s any address with a Zip Code.

Larger cards are considered oversize and are charged at the Letter or Large Envelope Rate.

Source:  USPS

Organizations promoting themselves with our Magnet Mailers need to be aware that our items need to be mailed at the 1 oz letter rate (not the postcard rate), plus a $.20 surcharge.  Why?  Because our postcard magnets are not considered automated mail.  The good news is that we can achieve big postage discounts by mailing in bulk.

Check out our magnet mailers at .


About postcardmagnets the USPS Postcard Blog

We print and mail Postcard Magnets. That's a large, laminated postcard and a magnet attached. They're used in mailing campaigns to promote a message or website. They're useful for businesses, non-profits, government groups, alumni associations and for political advertising. Our website is at (please be sure to visit...) [Sorry, we're not an official USPS website -- better to check with them on any updated rates and rules...] View all posts by postcardmagnets the USPS Postcard Blog

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