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Proposed 2019 Postage Increase Effective January 27, 2019 (Pending PRC Approval)

Posted by Dawn Mellas on November 19, 2018 in Postal

The United States Postal Service announced their proposed postage increases for 2019. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) the rates will go into effect on January 27, 2019. A decision is expected in mid-November.

 

Below are highlights of the proposed rates changes:

Current Rate                       
2019 Rate

First Class Letter:                  … Read More >

 
 

Postage Rate Goes into Effect January 21, 2018

Posted by Dawn Mellas on November 27, 2017 in General Info, Postal

This fall the USPS filed a rate case for a postage increase that will go into effect on January 21, 2018. The overall increase is around 1.9% for First Class and Marketing Mail (formerly Standard), with some categories seeing a higher percentage.

Below are highlights of the approved rates.  Visit the Postal Tips and Rate … Read More >

 
 

Approved 2017 Postage Increase – Effective January 22, 2017

Posted by Dawn Mellas on November 16, 2016 in General Info, Postal

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the proposed United States Postal Service rate case for postage increases on all Market Dominant products except Special Services (which are still pending approval). The new rates will go into effect on January 22, 2017.

While some rates are indeed increasing, there is also some good news in the rate … Read More >

 
 

New LOWER Postage Rates – Effective April 10, 2016

Posted by Dawn Mellas on April 11, 2016 in General Info, Postal

It is official, the exigent surcharge (see DMS blog posts dated 12/2015, 8/2015 and 6/2015) is ending and as a result the postage rates are lower as of April 10th, 2016. Examples of the new, lower rates include:

First Class Full Rate From $0.49 to $0.470
First Class Auto-Letter 3-digit From $0.416  to $0.399
Standard Class Auto-Letter 3-digit … Read More >

 
 

2016 Postage Rates

Posted by Dawn Mellas on December 16, 2015 in General Info, Postal

The United States Postal Service announced at the November Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meeting that there would be no price increase for market-dominant products in 2016. Market-dominant products include First Class Mail, Standard Mail, Package Services, Special Services and Periodicals. Other factors, however, come into play that could result in the rates changing.

First, the … Read More >