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Postage Rate Decrease Around the Corner

Presort.com   March 6, 2016    

For the first time since World War I, the price of a postage stamp is set to decrease. On April 10, USPS is slated to reduce the cost of a first-class postage stamp from 49 cents to 47 cents . This postage rate decrease marks the termination of the exigent surcharge, a temporary rate increase approved by the Congressional Postal Regulatory Commission in 2014. For more information about the exigent surcharge, see our previous blog post on the topic . What does this postage rate decrease mean for bulk mailers? For the most part, the rate reduction represents a rollback of the rate increase implemented on May 31, 2015. You can find our original post about that rate increase here . Every Door Direct Mail , one of the USPS’s fastest-growing services, has been the target of a number of rate increases since it was introduced in 2011. Every Door Direct Mail is a non-addressed bulk mail option which has proven extremely popular with small businesses. Fortunately, EDDM rates will drop from 18.3¢ to 17.6¢ apiece. If you’re wondering whether to use EDDM or traditional bulk mailing, see our post titled What’s The Best Bulk Mail Marketing Option For Me? Presort Standard rates also see a decrease, with estimated letter size dropping from 29¢ to 28.5¢, and estimated flat size from 39.5¢ to 38.5¢. First Class Presort letters go from roughly 40¢ to

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Postage Rate Decrease Around the Corner