What Is the Current Postage Rate for a Standard-Size U.S. Postcard?


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The current postage rate for a standard size postcard is 34 cents. This rate is as of January 2015 according to the United States Postal Service website.

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The largest postcard size that still qualifies for standard postage is 4.25 inches by 6 inches. The smallest postcard for the standard rate is 3.5 inches by 5 inches. All postcards must have a paper thickness that measures between 0.007 inches and 0.016 inches. Postcards that are larger than the standard postcard size cost 49 cents each to mail. USPS offers a bulk mailing rate for large batches of postcards, which makes the price per postcard lower.

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