Postage per ounce
It’s coming. You can almost set your clock by the postage rate increases. Every year, the US Postal Service can raise rates. As long as these increases do not exceed the rate of inflation, the Post Office does not need the approval of the US Congress.
It is interesting to note that in spite of the rapid growth of Internet marketing initiatives, the majority of US Postal Service revenue comes from direct mail packages. As justified as these rate increases are, it’s unfortunate as well, since those who use the Post Office the most are gradually being motivated to change their methods of communicating with clients, prospective clients, and donating organizations.
Specifics of the Rate Increase
Not all rate changes will be the same. The overall postage rate increase on January 27, 2013, will be 2.57 percent, but various classes of mail will incur different increases.
First-Class Letter Mail
The US Postal Service defines letter mail as:
At least 3.5″ high x 5” long x 0.007” thick
Not more than 6.125” high x 11.5” long x .25” thick
Postage for letters weighing one ounce or less will increase from 45 cents to 46 cents. Postage for First Class postcards will rise from 32 to 33 cents.
If you mail individual pieces rather than bulk First Class mail, you can buy “forever stamps” with no printed face value. If you buy the forever stamps before the rate increase at the current rate, they will be usable after the rate increase at the new rate. Unfortunately these stamps cannot be used for bulk mail.
Read more on www.moonprinting.com
UNIVERSAL PENNY POSTAGE. ONE PENNY PER HALF-OUNCE SUFFICIENT FOR COLLECTION, TRANSPORT (IRRESPECTIVE OF DISTANCE), AND DISTRIBUTION.
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