USPS postage increase 2013 to Canada
The US Postal Service has announced that the POSTNET™ barcode will be discontinued effective January 28, 2013 and will no longer qualify mail for automation rate discounts. This change applies to letters, flats and Qualified Business Reply Mail. As of that date, mailers can earn automation rates only with the Intelligent Mail® barcode (Basic or Full-Service).
Priority Printing and Mailing is a an approved USPS Full Service provider, USPS CASS Certified, and USPS NCOA Link Approved. We will insure that all of your mailings achieve the best possible service, receive the lowest possible rate and meet all postal regulations. We use state-of-the-art mailing software and databases to to meet all USPS mailing requirements.
The U.S. Postal Service also announced this week that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, 2013, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents. The USPS will also introduce a new global “forever” stamp, which will allow customers to mail first-class letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10. Currently, international postage prices vary depending on the international destination, with letters to Canada and Mexico costing 85 cents. The USPS will also increase rates on its shipping services, such as priority mail, by an average of 4 percent. Standard Mail increases overall by 2.57 percent, with higher percentage increases for Parcels and Carrier Route mail.
Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing include:
• 1-oz letters will increase 1-cent to 46 cents
• Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) – $1.10
• Postcards will increase 1-cent to 33 cents
Call or email Bill Conopka at 781-821-2001 today to find out more about these important USPS changes and how they affect your mailings.
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