New Postage Rates for USPS in 2012

Well, the USPS will raise postage rates in 2012.

For first class mail, the new USPS postcard rate is 32 cents  (up 3 cents) and the new USPS letter rate is 45 cents for 1st ounce (up 1 cent).

For discounted USPS bulk mail, new rates are also going up an average of 2% or so.

The new rates take effect January 22, 2012.

None of the increase should be a surprise, considering rising fuel costs and some very high (multi billion dollar) payments demanded by Congress.

The rate increases are capped by law — they cannot exceed the rate of inflation.   The last time prices went up was May 2009.

So what will the impact be on the postage costs for our postcard magnets at magnetbyMail.com ?   Our rate for First Class Bulk mail will be 43 cents, Standard Third Class Bulk at 28 cents, and Non Profit Bulk at 20 cents.  (Note- our postcard magnets are not considered automation compatible mail.)

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About postcardmagnets the USPS Postcard Blog

We print and mail Postcard Magnets. That's a large, laminated postcard and a magnet attached. They're used in mailing campaigns to promote a message or website. They're useful for businesses, non-profits, government groups, alumni associations and for political advertising. Our website is at magnetbyMail.com (please be sure to visit...) [Sorry, we're not an official USPS website -- better to check with them on any updated rates and rules...] View all posts by postcardmagnets the USPS Postcard Blog

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