Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Postal Rates to Rise May 11

The USPS announced Feb. 10 that price increases for Standard Mail Flats, the category affecting most catalogers, would stay below the Consumer Price Index (CPI), reports Multichannel Merchant magazine.

According to USPS spokesman David Partenheimer, the average increase for the Standard Mail Flats will be 2.3%, while the average increase for carrier route flats is 4.3%.

The price of a First Class stamp will go up 2 cents to 44 cents.

All postal rate increases announced take effect May 11.

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