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USPS rate increases effective Jan. 27, 2013

January 24, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service has announced new postage rates for all classes of mail effective Jan. 27, 2013.

Rate adjustment highlights for First Class Mail

  • Letters 1 oz. and under will increase from $0.45 to $0.46.
  • Additional weight on letters will remain unchanged at $0.20 per each additional ounce.
  • Letters 1 oz. and under to all international destinations will be $1.10.
  • Postcards will increase from $0.32 to $0.33.

Rate adjustment highlights for Non-Profit and Standard Mail

  • For those departments mailing at the Non-Profit rate, Non-Profit letters will see a minimal increase from $0.176 to $0.178.
  • The overall average increase for Standard Mail will be 2.6%.

Please feel free to contact Rick Chapracki, manager of Mail Services, at with questions or if you would like Mail Services to assist you in assessing the impact this rate adjustment will have on your department and how you can minimize postage costs.

Contact: Rick Chapracki
Phone: 491-6709