SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 2, January 9, 2014

Postage Rate Increases Take Effect January 26

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Postal Service has increased the price for mailing a first-class letter from $.46 to $.49 beginning January 26, 2014. The cost for mailing a standard-size postcard will increase by one penny to $.34. Pricing for standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services are scheduled to increase September 26. The increases are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the USPS.

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