Autumn = Apple Cider, Football, and … Postage Increases?
It seems that autumn is not only full of some of favorite activities like picking apples and watching football, but is also time for the unwanted but seemingly inevitable USPS postage rate price increase proposal.
We are all reading about the financial woes of the USPS and according to the latest news, the new rates are a necessity. The new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:
Letters (1oz.) – $0.01 increase to $0.46 Letters additional ounces – unchanged at $0.20 Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) – $1.10 Postcards – $0.01 increase to $0.33
Prices for all products (Mailing and Shipping services) will increase by 4%, but prices for Mailing Services, such as regular letters and advertising matter, will increase only 2.6%. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective Jan. 27, 2013.
So while taking in some of your favorite autumn rituals, be sure to consult with your account manager regarding postal presorting, CASS, NCOA, Everydoor Direct Mail, and other programs to maximize your postage savings!
And finally, don’t forget to take some time to drink some apple cider and watch a little October baseball!