What Are the New Postal Rates?

What Are the New Postal Rates?

What Are the New Postal Rates?

According to Pitney Bowes, the new postal rates became effective on Jan. 26, 2014. The biggest change is a new price category created for metered mail. Printing postage on a postage meter affords consumers a 1-cent savings over First Class retail rates.

The new postage rates are 49 cents for a 1-ounce First Class letter. The same letter metered costs 48 cents. A 1-ounce flat increased 6 cents over 2013 rates at 98 cents. A 1- to 3-ounce parcel post letter is now $2.72. Letters or flats exceeding 1 ounce cost 21 cents for each additional ounce. Each additional ounce for a parcel post letter costs 18 cents and a postcard's rate is 34 cents, notes Pitney Bowes.