Mailing costs increasing next week

As of January 22nd, it will cost a penny more to mail letters via the United States Postal Service (USPS). This is the first price change for First-Class mail in more than 2 years. The increase is in response to efforts to curtail spiraling deficits within the USPS.

Since HardingPoorman Group handles First-Class mail for many of our clients, we have been following recent events regarding pricing and financial matters at USPS.

Double click on this link new postal pricing changes to see all the new postal pricing changes going into effect this month. Here are some of the most common changes:


  • Letters (1 oz.) – $0.01 increase to $0.45

  • Postcards – $0.03 increase to $032

  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – $0.05 increase to $0.85

  • Letters to other international destinations – $0.07 increase to $1.05


Prices also will go up for Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. Express Mail and Priority Mail prices will remain unchanged.