Sunday, January 27, 2013

Postage Rates Go Up and Parcel Post Gets a Name Change

Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service® will implement a postage rate increase for all mail classes including First Class Mail®, Priority Mail and Express Mail along with many special services.

First Class Letters (1 oz.) will increase by one cent to $0.46 from $0.45. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change).

Postcard rates will increase by one cent to $0.33 from $0.32

Parcel Post is being renamed Standard Post and will only be available for purchase at the Post Office.

A round "Global Forever Stamp" (shown above) is also being introduced to send a one ounce letter or postcard to any country in the world for $1.10.

For more information, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 10:36 AM