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USPS® Increased Prices to Mail Letters and Packages on January 26, 2014

3¢ postage increase for First-Class Mail letters partially offset by new 1¢ postage meter discount for Neopost USA mailing system customers.

The United States Postal Service changed prices for both Mailing Services and Shipping Services on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The price to mail a single-piece one-ounce business letter increased from 46¢ to a discounted rate of 48¢ for our mailing machine customers. (USPS retail counter customers who purchase stamps pay 49¢.)

The USPS introduced the special one-cent discount for metered single-piece First-Class Mail letters in recognition that postage meters are an efficient way to manage the flow of mail and help the Postal Service control its costs.

The Postal Services price changesimpacted the full range of postal products, including First-Class Mail (letters, flat envelopes, postcards and parcels), Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Package Services, Media Mail and Extra Services. Among the significant price increases that took effect are:

  • First-Class Mail stamp to increase 3¢ to 49¢
  • 1-oz First-Class Mail single-piece metered letter to increase 2¢ to 48¢
  • 1-oz First-Class Mail flat envelope to increase 6¢ to 98¢
  • First-Class Mail Postcard to increase 1¢ to 34¢
  • 1-oz to 3-oz First-Class Mail parcel to increase 25¢ to $2.32
  • Certified Mail to increase 20¢ to $3.30
  • Large Flat-Rate Priority Mail boxes to increase 60¢ to $17.45

See our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the changes that will take effect on January 26, 2014.

Rely on your Hasler equipment to keep your mail compliant with USPS regulations and automatically calculate the correct postage for postcards, letters and packages when rate tables are kept up-to-date. Accurate rating eliminates the nuisance and expense of re-processing mail returned for short-paid postage. Automatic calculation of postage also eliminates wasted over-payment of postage needlessly applied because of guesswork.

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