USPS increases postage, package rates

Beginning on Jan. 26, the U.S. Postal Service will institute changes in mail service pricing. Penn State employees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these changes.

Important changes to note include a 3-cent increase on stamps from $0.46 to $0.49 for First Class letters (1 oz.), as well as a 1-cent increase on each additional ounce from $0.20 to $0.21. Postcard rates will increase by 1 cent to $0.34 from $0.33, while the USPS is introducing a new First Class letter rate for metered mail of $0.48, 1 cent below the retail rate for First Class letters.

Other changes to note include an increase in First Class Flats from $0.92 to $0.98, while Priority Mail Express rates will increase to a base price of $16.95. In addition, there will be a 5 percent increase in First Class Package Service during 2014.

For more information regarding rate changes and special services, contact the State College Post Office.

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Last Updated January 21, 2014