It’s that time of year again when new postal rates go into effect. Effective today, January 22, 2012, the cost for mailing a 1 oz letter goes up one penny to 45 cents. Given the financial issues the USPS is going through I would have been OK if they would have raised the cost of a first class stamp to 50 cents. Two ounces will cost you 65 cents.
|Weight Not Over||First Class Parcel||Weight Not Over||Media Mail|
|3 ounces||$1.95||1 lb||$2.47|
|4 ounces||$2.12||2 lb||$2.89|
|5 ounces||$2.29||3 lb||$3.31|
|6 ounces||$2.46||4 lb||$3.73|
|7 ounces||$2.63||5 lb||$4.15|
The overall price change for all Shipping Services is 4.6%, with Priority rates increasing an average of 3.1%. A Small flat rate box will cost you $5.35 to ship and the Medium box will cost you $11.35. Print your Priority mail labels online and save an average of 6.8%. It’s easy to do if you have a Paypal account.
You can find all the new rates here on USPS’s website. Be prepared to pay more for shipping, whether you’re sending or receiving.