Postage Rate Increase Jan 26th, 2014

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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Postage Rate Increase

Info on the 2014 USPS Postage Rate Increases

On January 26, 2014 the U.S. Postal Service® will implement new postage rates for several mail classes including First Class Package Service, Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® along with many special services.

Summary of the 2014 USPS postage rate increase:

  • PENDING: First Class Letters (1 oz.) will increase by three cents to $0.49 from $0.46. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.21 (up one cent from 2013).
  • PENDING: NEW! The USPS has introduced a new First Class letter rate for the "Metered Mail" category, which includes online postage providers and postage meters. This new rate would be $0.48, one cent below the retail rate of $0.49 for First Class Letters.
  • PENDING: First Class Flats (1 oz.) will increase by six cents to $0.98 from $0.92. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.21 (up one cent from 2013).
  • PENDING: Postcard rates will increase by one cent to $0.34 from $0.33.
  • Priority Mail Commercial Base (online postage) rates will continue to start at $5.05 and in some weight ranges and zones, the prices will be reduced compared to 2013.
  • Priority Mail Express Commercial Base (online postage) rates will increase by an average of 3% and will start at $16.95 (previously at $13.09).
  • First Class Package Service will see an average increase of 5% in 2014.
  • NEW! A new "Zone 9" delivery zone has been introduced to represent U.S. territories and freely associated states (Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau) for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.
  • NEW! Priority Mail International: The maximum weight for Rate Group 2 (Mexico) has been increased to 70 lbs. from 44 lbs.
  • NEW! Commercial Plus Pricing: The minimum annual package volume threshold for cubic pricing and other Commercial Plus offerings will be lowered to 50,000 packages.
  • NEW! The following countries are now also eligible for USPS Tracking™: Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Portugal, and Singapore.
by on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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deedee3849
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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If you buy the forever stamps they are good...forever right?? No extra cent stamps needed??? I'm asking b/c I bought 2 rolls of 100!

othermom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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That sucks

othermom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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Quoting deedee3849:

If you buy the forever stamps they are good...forever right?? No extra cent stamps needed??? I'm asking b/c I bought 2 rolls of 100!

 Yes, they will still be good.

Apr1l
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:02 PM
Yea I'll only be using stamps for special occasions
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PoehlerBear1983
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM
I rarely mail things
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VinVanMom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

I need to get some dang penny stamps now, 

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Dang

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:20 PM

right they are good no matter the increase so i only buy Forever ones.

Quoting deedee3849:

If you buy the forever stamps they are good...forever right?? No extra cent stamps needed??? I'm asking b/c I bought 2 rolls of 100!


alf2651
by Amanda on Jan. 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM

That sucks. I guess I'll just go buy some forever stamps.

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TigerofMu
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

It's coming!

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