cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Local

Cost Of Snail Mail Goes Up Over The Weekend

View Comments
Workers sort packages at the U.S. Post Office December 17, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Workers sort packages at the U.S. Post Office December 17, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Healthwatch

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.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,470 other followers