- First-Class Mail stamp increases two cents to 46 cents and would add less than 13 cents a month to the average American household’s budget.
- Each additional ounce will cost 18 cents.
- Postcard stamp increases to 30 cents.
- The first ounce of a large envelope (flat) will cost 92 cents.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
US Postal Service Proposes Rate Increase Effective January 2, 2011
The USPS has proposed a rate increase effective January 2, 2011. This has the following immediate implications:
This will have a mixed impact on the newspaper industry, particularly in regard to preprints. For those newspapers that are carrier delivered, this will be a benefit, as the their operating costs will not be impacted, while shared mail and direct mail costs will rise, thus making the carrier deliver papers more financially attractive to advertisers.