Periodically, there is a USPS postage increase to accommodate naturally rising inflation. Instead of revealing price increases throughout the year, the postage update is given all at once. This keeps the information organized and consistent, but can be a lot to take in. Here are some of the most important updates made to the pricing for First Class Bulk, Standard, and Nonprofit mailings. These are the most common choices for direct mail marketing, and the new prices will go into effect May 31st, 2015.
Don’t know which class of mail is right for your business? Take a look at this blog post comparing First Class and Standard Mail. For a more detailed summary of all the price changes and postage updates, refer to this Powerpoint presentation from the USPS.
First Class Bulk Mail Price Updates for May 2015
Below are the most common First-Class Bulk Mailing price updates. An additional ounce price remains at $0.13, and presort letters up to 2 oz. are charged the 1 oz. price.
|Mixed AADC Automation Letters||$0.439|
|3-Digit Automation Letters||$0.416|
|5-Digit Automation Letters||$0.391|
Standard Mail Price Updates for May 2015
Below are the most common Standard Mail postage rate updates. Detached Address Labels (DALs) also increased to $ 0.036.
|Letters (5-Digit Auto entered at Origin)||$0.266|
|Flats (5-Digit Auto Flat entered at Origin)||$0.392|
Standard Nonprofit Mail Price Updates for May 2015
Below are the most common nonprofit mailing price updates.
|Letters (5-Digit Auto entered at Origin)||$0.147|
|Flats (5-Digit Auto Flat entered at Origin)||$0.249|
Other Service Increases
Along with bulk mailing and direct mail, other USPS services will also be increasing on May 31st.
|Product||CPI Percent Change|
Also take a look at some current promotions and incentives offered by the USPS that could save you some postage on your mailing!