Monthly Archives: January 2017

USPS Rates Increase. Are you ready?

USPS Postage Increase

New Rates Effective January 22, 2017

The 2017 rate increase is almost upon us. Any mailings presented after January 22, 2017 will use the new rates and fee. While the rates are tied to inflation, and First Class stamps are going up from 47 to 49 cents, they have adjusted the rates differently in various categories. For example Non-Profit postage had a slight decrease, while Bound Printed Matter goes up about 1%.

Here’s a link to the USPS Proposed Rates page.

There are also various rules changes associated with the increase. For example, you cannot use FTP to transmit SSF and EVS files soon, but that’s another story.