The Postal Service said that the price increase was necessary due to rising costs.
As you may know the USPS has recently posted a $3billion deficit and expects to lose much more money in upcoming years. They have even considered cutting a day off mail delivery.
The increase in stamp price is said to cost the typical American $3 per year. Not exactly the most money, but with times tight as they are for some people any extra money spent can be felt.
Here's a tip on saving some money this year, especially if you send a lot of mail.
Buy Forever Stamps!
Yes, Forever Stamps, your 42 cent friends that will always be honored to send a one ounce letter at the current rate of 42 cents, even if the USPS decides to raise stamp prices higher than the 2 cent increase in May. Not only will forever stamps save you money, forever, but they also come in this seasons latest liberty bell design! All right!
So now you may be thinking,
"Wow, I should really buy some forever stamps."
"But wait, I don't know where to find those little money savers!"
That's okay Postal Systems has you covered!
Where to buy Forever Stamps?You can buy Forever Stamps direct from the United States Postal Service.
Just follow the link and you will be on your way to sending your mail for 42 cents while the rest of America pays 44.
Buy Forever Stamps from the USPS (5 Pack)
Buy Forever Stamps booklet from the USPS
USPS Forever Stamp Fact Sheet
CNN Article on Stamp Price Increase
Are you wondering how this stamp price increase will affect Direct Mail?
In short, it won't.
Postal Systems specializes in obtaining maximum mailing discounts for our customers, we are able to send mail in bulk at a price far lower than sending it yourself or going directly through the USPS. Feel free to contact us for any of your Direct Mail needs. As always we offer free consultation on your Direct Mail Projects.