General Postage Rate Increase Goes Into Effect January 22, 2012

As a reminder, prices for most USPS mailing services will be changing on January 22, 2012. Mailing services includes First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services.  While actual percentage price increases for various products and services varies, the overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent, the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

First-Class Mail Highlights:

  • Letters (1 oz.) will increase 1 cent to 45 cents.
  • Single-piece letters additional ounce rate is unchanged at 20 cents.
  • Postcards  will increase 3 cents to 32 cents.
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) will increase 5 cents to 85 cents.
  • Letters to other international destinations will increase 7 cents to $1.05.
  • The second ounce will be free for First-Class Mail Presort pieces weighing between one and two ounces.

All of the new prices are available on Postal Explorer – click on the links in the left blue navigation column under “NEW” Jan 22, 2012 Price Change Info.

Nordis Direct customers should contact their Account Manager if they have any additional questions about how these postal changes may affect their programs.

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