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Postage Rates Changing in January

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved the U.S. Postal Service’s request for a change in postage rates effective Jan. 22, 2017. Some of the highlights include:

  • New first-class stamp rate will increase to 49 cents
  • Free “second ounce” will now be good up to 3.5 ounces for presort letters
  • Basic flats will increase from 94 to 98 cents
  • Standard Mail will now be called Marketing Mail (both commercial and nonprofit)

Here is a sampling of what to expect:

2017 Price Change Percentage By Mail Class

Class

Percent Change

First-Class Mail

0.780%

Standard Mail/Non-profit

0.895%

Package Services

2.536%

 

First-Class Mail

Current First-Ounce Prices

New

Change

Percent Change

Stamped Single-Piece

$0.47

$0.49

$0.02

4.3%

To read the entire case, visit www.prc.gov/docs/97/97431/NOTICE-FINAL.pdf.

Kent State’s Mail Services will assist you to get the best postage rate available. Contact Steve Finley at 330-672-8703 or sfinley7@kent.edu with questions.