It looks like the new year will ring in without big increases in Postage rates.
There will be no changes to the following classes of mail:
First-Class Mail®, Standard Mail®, periodicals and single-piece
Courtesy of Pitney Bowes here are the rates changes for Shipping
New prices for shipping services take effect January.
On USPS competitive products, including Express Mail®, Priority Mail®, Parcel Return Service, new prices have been announced. These rates take effect January 4, 2010.
USPS Service / Average Price Increase
Express Mail® 4.5%
Priority Mail® 3.3%
Parcel Select® 4.7%
Parcel Return Services 3.0%
International Shipping Services 3.3%
Not all prices have increased. The retail price for Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes, for example, will be reduced from $4.95 to $4.90. Complete prices are available at pe.usps.com
We’ll post the rate chart from USPS as soon as the official guide becomes available.