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!
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.