Highlights of the New Single-piece First-Class Pricing

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Changes effective January 22, 2012 include:

  • Letters (1oz.): 1-cent increase to 45 cents
  • Letters additional ounces; unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards: 3-cent increase to 32 cents
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.): 5-cent increase to 85 cents
  • Letters to other international destinations: 7 cent increase to $1.05
Prices also will change for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. While actual percentage price increases for various products and services vary, the overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at the rate of inflation calculated based on the Consumer Price Index. The cap for this increase is 2.1 percent.

Below are the charts for the percentage of change for all products:


STANDARD MAIL PRODUCTS
Product Percentage
Change
Single-Piece Letters & Cards

Presort Letters & Cards

Flats

Parcels

International

2.468

1.580

1.605

10.882

4.676

STANDARD MAIL PRODUCTS
Product Percentage
Change
Letters

Flats

Parcels

High Density/Saturation Letters

High Density/Saturation Flats and Parcels

Carrier Route

Overall

1.867

2.209

2.864

2.298

2.878

2.425

2.124

PERIODICAL PRODUCTS
Product Percentage
Change
Outside County

Within County

Overall

2.136

2.054

PACKAGE SERVICES PRODUCTS
Product Percentage
Change
Single Piece Parcel Post

BPM Flats

BPM Parcels

Media Mail and Library Mail

Inbound Surface Parcel Post

Overall

2.472

0.504

1.886

2.581

1.958

2.133

2 comments

  1. Great description. I like to read it Martha

    • Scott_NJ / Thank you for the address David. I know you will not be able to read or even see most of the letrtes but it is nice of you to do . It helps fans feel like they can stay connected to you while you are away. They can be saved and you will have a large fan journal to read when you return! lol You are always been so good to your fans! I know the time is coming soon for you to leave and you must have a lot on your mind. Hope you can take time for your family /friends and whatever else YOU want to do ! Thank you again!

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