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June 2015  

USPS Rate Changes Started Sunday, May 31, 2015

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  • Rates for First-Class Mail letters purchased at the Post Office have NOT INCREASED and remain at $0.49
  • Rates for Metered Mail First-Class letters (postage purchased online or through a postage meter) have increased by $0.005 to $0.485
  • Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express rates have NOT INCREASED in 2015
  • Priority Mail International now includes "zone pricing" for Canada, split up into 7 pricing zones
  • Parcel Select prices have DECREASED in Zones 1 to 4 for packages weighing between 5 lbs. to 24 lbs.
  • Media Mail now includes free package tracking
  • Adult Signature Service has expanded to include First-Class Package Service and Parcel Select Lightweight pieces
  • On Sunday, May 31, 2015, the USPS increased the Metered Mail rate by half a cent to $0.485 from $0.48. Additional ounces now cost $0.22. The retail (or Post Office) rate continues to stay at $0.49.



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