Its official, the USPS just announced a rate change on postage that becomes effective on May 11, 2009. The biggest change is that the price of a 1-ounce, First-Class stamp will increase from 42¢ to 44¢, and other USPS mailing service prices will increase as well. So what does this mean to the direct mailer? You can now expect to mail standard rate letter-compatible pieces weighing up to 3.3oz between the rates of 19–21.9¢ each, if mailed within your SCF or BMC. In addition to the rate for standard mail, periodicals and package service rates will also be changing. The USPS has also announced that they will continue to adjust their pricing annually in May.
For more information, see the USPS website atwww.usps.com/prices/pricechanges.htm