Postal Rates Are Coming Down?????

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YES!!! The USPS® will Reduce Postal Rates!

This April the U.S. Postal Service will be reducing postage rates for First-Class® Mail, Standard Mail®, and Periodicals.

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Why a reduction?

Like much of the country, the Postal Service was hit hard during the Great Recession. When economic activity dropped off, so did mailing – which, in turn, caused Postal Service revenues to drop off as well.

The Postal Service proposed – and was granted by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) – a 4.3 percent temporary, emergency price increase, also known as an exigent surcharge.  The surcharge went into effect in January 2014 and is required to be eliminated once the USPS recouped the estimated revenue loss from the Great Recession.

What that means for mailers is that, unless Congress intervenes to the contrary, the Postal Service will be lowering rates an average of 4.3 percent across its Mailing Services on April 10th, 2016.

First-Class Letters, Postcards, and Flats

The following table shows the decrease in price when compared to the previous postage rates for First-Class Mail.

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For a complete Postal Rate Chart with a price comparison to 2015, download our complete rate chart below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the me prices, please contact us at 440.942.8803.

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