Posts Tagged ‘USPS’

Postal Rates Take a Small Climb in January 2018

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service has new pricing planned for the New Year, but with single-penny increases per piece, it won’t break the bank for most. Coming January 21, 2018, the current price of mailing will see a 1.9% increase overall.

Here’s the lowdown:

  • First-class (“Forever”) stamp will increase from $0.49 to $0.50 each
  • Postcards will increase from $0.34 to $0.35 each
  • Metered letters on the rise from $0.46 to $0.47 each

As always, contact your agency liaison or mail house representative to get specific postage estimates in order to adjust your postage budgets accordingly for the year.

Postage Increase Kicks Off June

Tue, Jun 16, 2015


Experiencing a feeling of déjà vu all over again? Well, you should. The United States Postal Service announced postage increases affecting first-class, standard and non-profit mail that went into effect May 31, 2015.blog_new-usps-rates_may31-2015

Here are highlights of some of the changes that went into effect:

  • First-class postcards increased from $.34 to $.35 each
  • Additional ounces for first-class mail increased from $.21 to $.22
  • International first-class letters went up from $1.15 to $1.20
  • One ounce first-class flats increased to $.98, and two ounce pieces increased to $1.20
  • The price of a first-class stamp remains at $.49