Cost Of Snail Mail Goes Up Over The Weekend
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) - The cost of mailing a letter, rent check, or sending invites are set for a slight hike as of Sunday.
The slight increase, which the U.S. Postal Service announced back in September, will go into effect on January 26, 2014.
Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing include:
- Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
- Letters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents
Pricing for standard mail, periodicals and package services will also be adjusted as part of a filing to the Postal Regulatory Commission this Thursday.
The proposed changes are expected to generate $2 billion in increased revenue.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.