January 2013 Postage Increase
In October, the US Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a proposed postage rate increase. The proposed rates are now approved, and the increases will take effect January 27, 2013. EU Services has updated our popular Postage Rate chart so that mailers can accurately budget for postal costs in 2013.
The rate change includes a one cent increase for both first class postage, from $0.45 to $0.46, and postcard postage rates, from $0.32 to $0.33. The USPS has also created a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp that would allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for a set cost of $1.10.
Postage rates for standard mail will also increase with letter-sized mailings moving from a machine automation rate of $0.281 to $0.29 and non-profits growing from $0.172 to $0.178. Mail packages that fit into the flat rate category will be impacted slightly less with the standard mail rates for for-profits increasing from $0.561 to $0.566 and non-profits increasing from $0.413 to $0.417.
Be sure to download EU Services' free Postage Rate Chart for 2013 today!
If you have any questions after reviewing the rate changes, just contact Dave Loudon, VP of Mail Processing, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to a postal rate quote for a specific package, you can access the USPS postal rate calculator here for an immediate answer.