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Postal News: USPS Rate Increase

Once again, the United States Postal Service has increased postal rates. Effective January 26, 2014 the new rates are intended as a “last resort” to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the struggling Postal Service. A +1.7% inflation-related price increase, plus a 4.3% exigent increase is an unwelcome 6% increase that businesses and consumers will need to absorb.

With this rate increase, the penalty for mishandling mail is greater than ever, making FORMost’s mail specialists more important than ever. We can help you to use mail more efficiently, increase the value of your mail piece, and ultimately offset the extra marketing dollars you are spending on postage. Call us at (301)424-4242 for a review of your company’s direct mail and postal practices. We’re here to help!

 

USPS POSTAL INCREASE FOR 2014

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.) – 5-cent increase to 1.15

Postcards – 1-cent increase to 34 cents 

 

Non-Profit Mail

 

Letters

 

Flats

 

Mixed AADC (under 3.3 oz.)

0.182

0.404

 

AADC

0.161

0.375

 

3-Digit

0.161

0.323

 

5-Digit

0.143

0.237

 

Saturation

0.121

0.131

 

Commingle Rate

Call for Quote

 
       

Standard Mail

Letters

Flats

 

Mixed AADC (under 3.3 oz.)

0.301

0.553

 

AADC

0.279

0.524

 

3-Digit Auto

0.279

0.472

 

5-Digit Auto

0.261

0.386

 

Saturation

0.198

0.211

 

Commingle Rate

Call for Quote

 

       

First Class Mail

Letters

Cards

Flats

Single Piece < 1 oz. machinable

0.49

0.34

0.98

Additional Ounce Surcharge

0.21

n/a

0.21

Machinable Presorted

0.46

0.293

0.815

Mixed AADC Automation

0.435

0.278

0.782

AADC Automation

0.406

0.265

0.691

3-Digit Automation

0.406

0.265

0.634

5-Digit Automation

0.381

0.251

0.451

 

Souces: usps.com, PMC

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