|Postage rates increase May 14|
The U.S. Postal Services’ rates will change May 14. Postage for one ounce letters will increase from $.39 to $.41. The biggest change with the U.S. Postal Services’ new rate structure is that pricing will also be based on the shape instead of just the weight of the item being mailed. For example, a 9”x12” envelope and a No. 10 business envelope that each weighs two ounces today costs $.63 to mail, but on May 14, the 9”x 12” envelope will cost $.97 and the business size envelope will cost $.58 to mail. The USPS has determined it is much more costly for them to handle larger envelopes and packages verses letter size envelopes and has adjusted the postage rates accordingly. International Mailing rates and terminology for international mail services will also change May 14. More information on the new postage rates can be found at www.usps.com/ratecase. -- Darin Lee, supervisor, Campus Postal Services.