Higher postage rates coming later this year
News of starkly higher postage rates announced
June 3, 2021
The United States Postal Service announced a planned adjustment of postage rates as of Aug. 29, 2021, for the public and commercial mail users. For community newspapers using periodicals mail to reach readers, the average rate increase will be nearly 9 percent. The First-Class Stamp will move from 55 to 58 cents.
The rate increase is part of a new USPS business plan that includes a weakening of service standards for mail that is moving across the country.
The proposed new rates must be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission. But the PRC has already granted USPS the authority to elim...