Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mailing a letter to go up by two cents

The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service have approved new prices for mailing services, including a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents. Prices for mailing services are reviewed annually and adjusted each May. The new prices will go into effect Monday, May 11.

For the average household, the First-Class Mail stamp price change will represent an additional $3 over the course of the year

A comprehensive list of the new prices is available at usps.com/prices.

Price change summary:
* First-Class letter: 44 cents (up two cents)
* Postcard: 28 cents (up one cent)
* Additional ounce:17 cents (no change)

Note: Priority Mail, Express Mail, and Parcel Services are not affected.

Click here to see a video on the new pricing.

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Anonymous said...

I think we should raise it to 45 cents per one ounce. The public and window personnel would love not having to work with all the pennies. It would allow us a better opportunity to increase our revenue. I don't think people would complain any more than they would otherwise. It is still an awesome "deal" when you think about it, where else can you send a letter for 44 or 45 cents?
Edie G Delmar IA

Anonymous said...

I don't see why we don't move up one more penny and make it easier for everyone. 45 cents is still a good price and I really don't think that extra penny will make a big difference to our customers but it can help us.