Slight postage increase April 19th

Posted by Kevin Collins on April 22, 2011  |   Comments Off on Slight postage increase April 19th

There is no increase for first ounce of First Class mail for the general public.

After that first ounce, there is an increase of $.20 per ounce up to 3.5 ounces. This increase is 4.9% to 9.5%.

For standard and non-profit mail, the rate increase is smaller and in some cases the rates are reduced. These rates are increased less than one half percent. For example, standard letters weighing less than 3.3 oz., the current rate for 5-digit automation is .233. The new rate will be .237.

To give you a better example of potential savings, recently a client mailed 5,000 post cards, 8.5 x 5.5 in size using standard mail, for approximately $.24 each. That rate is surely better than paying the full first-class rates. The rate increases for postal presort are minimal. Please click over to if you are interested in digesting all the rate adjustments.

If you want to know the exact postage of an upcoming mailing, email me the list and I’ll be happy to run a free postage report for you.

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