Postage Rate Increase – May 2015

On May 7, 2015 the PRC approved a rate increase applied for by the USPS.  The increase goes into effect May 31, 2015 and applies to all classes of mail. On average the increase is less than 2%.  The increase for Standard Mail is about 1/3 to 1/2 a cent and First Class Mail is about a penny.

Your increase will depend on factors such as sort level and where your mail is dropped – locally or at a SCF (Sectional Center Facility)  or NDC (National Distribution Center). Mail drop shipped to those facilities can expect discounts from $0.03 to $0.04.

EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) goes up to $0.183.  The second ounce on First Class Mail continues to be free.

For a rate chart comparing existing rates with the new rates please click here.

NOTE:  There may be a postage decrease later in 2015.  The exigent price increase that went into effect in January, 2014 is expected to run out late summer or early fall of this year.  The matter is presently in litigation, but if the rollback is approved, postage may go down by roughly 4%.

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