Postal Updates

Postage Rate Updates Effective January 2018

Each year the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) reviews postage rates that result in postage cost changes. This year’s postage rate changes occurred January 21st 2018.

Below is an expanded partial list of USPS rate changes, including metered and non-metered rates that will affect your organization:
2017 Metered
2017 Stamp Price
NEW Metered
NEW Stamp Price
Letter (1 oz) $0.46 $0.49 $0.47 $0.50
Letter (2 oz) $0.67 $0.70 $0.68 $0.71
Letter (3 oz) $0.88 $0.91 $0.89 $0.92
Letter (3.5 oz) $1.09 $1.12 $1.10 $1.13
Certified Mail® $3.35 $3.35 $3.45 $3.45
Return Receipt $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75
Return Receipt Electronic (RRE) $1.45 $1.45 $1.50 $1.50
Restricted Delivery $4.95 $4.95 $5.10 $5.10
Please note: USPS provides a $0.03 discount on 1 oz – 3.5 oz First-Class mail pieces when using a postage meter.

WCM Plus™ Users - Please Upgrade Your Software to Version 8.2. USPS PostageRate Updates for 2018 are Included in the New Software Version.

Update Instructions:

  1. Download the latest WCM Plus installer from
    • Please note that it is not necessary to uninstall older versions of WCM Plus prior to installing WCM Plus V8.2.
  2. The File Download dialog box appears prompting you to Run or Save the download file:
    • To run the installer, click Run button.
    • To save the file to install later, click Save button. Save the file to a known location, for example, to your desktop. Double-click on the saved file to start the installation process.
  3. The installation process starts. Once you agree to the license terms and conditions, select the checkbox and click the Install button to continue with the installation.
  4. Click Install button on 'Resuming the WCM - Plus Setup Wizard'.
  5. Click Finish button to exit the Setup Wizard.
  6. You will be prompted an option to install Microsoft® Word and/or WordPerfect® Macro Icons.
    1. To Install Macro icons, Click Next button - a few brief dialogs confirm the last steps of installation process. Click Finish to exit Setup.
    2. To exit WCM Plus Options Setup Wizard, click Cancel button.
  7. Click Close button on the last dialog box. This completes the update installation process.