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U.S. Postal Service proposes rate increase

July 7, 2010

Mail Service at Colorado State is advising the campus community that the U.S. Postal Service is proposing a rate increase for the majority of its mail categories.

The U.S. Postal Service announced it will seek a raise in postage rates to take effect Jan. 2, 2011. The U.S. Postal Service is proposing an average price increase of 4 to 6 percent for the majority of its mail categories.

Budgeting your postage costs

To assist in budgeting your postage costs, the proposed rates are outlined below. Final rates are expected to be released in October and will be posted on the Mail Distribution website once they are finalized.

First-class letters increase to $.46

  • The price of a First-Class letter is expected to increase 2 cents, bringing the cost to mail a one ounce letter to $.46
  • The cost of a postcard is expected to increase to $.30, and one ounce flats to $.92

International mail rates also increase

International mail will also increase, to a proposed $.80 for Canada and Mexico and $1 for all other countries.

Nonprofit rates

For those departments mailing at the nonprofit rates, nonprofit letters are proposed to see a minimal increase of $.002 to $.174 cents and nonprofit flats will likely increase to $.453.

More information

For questions on these rates or mailing issues, please contact Mail Service at (970) 491-6529.

Contact: Korina Brim
Phone: (970) 491-6709