Cost Of Snail Mail Goes Up Over The Weekend

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.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Connect With Those In Need
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live