Proposed Postage Rates for 2013
In October the US Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a proposed postage rate increase. If the rates are approved, the increases will take effect January 27, 2013. EU Services has created a "Proposed Postage Rate Chart 2013" so that mailers can start budgeting now for their 2013 postage rates.
The filing included 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 proposed 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 for-profits growing from $0.172 to $0.178. Mail packages that fit into the flat rate category will be impacted slightly more with the standard mail rates for for-profits increasing from $0.561 to $0.584 and non-profits increasing from $0.413 to $0.433.
Should you have questions or concerns please contact our in-house mail expert, Dave Loudon, VP of Mailing Services at 301-795-6305 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.