Postal rates to increase

The United States Postal Service recently announced price changes, including an increase in the price of a First-Class Mail single-piece letter from 46 cents to 49 cents. The changes, which are effective Jan. 26, 2014, are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the Postal Service.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, include:

  • Letters (1 oz.) – 3-cent increase to 49 cents
  • Letters additional ounces – 1-cent increase to 21 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) – $1.15
  • Postcards – 1-cent increase to 34 cents
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