Heads Up --> U.S. Postage Stamp Increase on Sunday 1/27

Brides, buy as many Forever stamps as you can prior to Sunday if you want to save a few coins! Between save the dates, wedding invitations and the thank you cards that need to be mailed, your savings could end up being significant!

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The USPS has proposed new postage rates to be implemented on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Here is a brief overview of how First Class Mail will be impacted.

 First Class Mail Letters

  • The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office is increasing by five cents to $0.55 from $0.50.

  • Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost an extra $0.15 (a decrease from $0.21 in 2018).

  • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelope rates are not increasing in 2019, remaining at $1.00 (1 oz.), with additional ounces costing $0.15.

  • Postcard rates are also not increasing in 2019, remaining at $0.35.

  • Customers who print postage online (via Stamps.com), the Metered Mail rate will now be a 5 cent discount compared to the Post Office price with rates increasing to $0.50 in 2019 from $0.47 currently.

  • Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.15 in 2019, a decrease from $0.21 currently.

  • The five cent discount for online postage on a one-ounce First Class Mail letter represents a savings of 9% for consumers and small business owners.