Monday, April 18, 2011

Postage Increases Take Effect Today

While the cost of mailing a one-ounce letter or birthday card will remain the same, that second ounce will cost you more starting today when new postage rates take effect.

According to an article on the Post & Parcel website, "The major changes for retail customers will include a three-cent rise in First Class Mail additional ounces (to 20c per ounce), a one-cent rise for First Class Mail postcards (to 29c) with stamped postcards going up to 32c, and a rise for letters or postcards bound for Canada and Mexico to 80c." Letters and postcards to other international destinations remain the same 98c rate.

Retail rates for first-class parcels will be $1.71, up from $1.22. Postcard rates will be 29 cents, up from 28 cents, among other rate increases. The rate rises do not affect Express Mail or Priority Mail.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM