It’s Official – Date for 2015 First-Class Mail Rates Announced

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the proposed prices for Standard Mail, Periodicals and Package Services. The new prices represent a nearly two percent increase (1.937%) for Standard Mail. This approval means all new rates, including Standard and First-Class Mail, will go into effect May 31. The approval also means the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) four promotions for commercial mailers will proceed as originally scheduled. Learn more about these four promotions by clicking here.

As you may recall, the PRC announced the First-Class mail rates February 24, 2015, but rejected the U.S. Postal Service’s proposed price increases and classification changes twice for Standard Mail and Periodicals, which is what caused the official effective date for all rates to be delayed twice.

With the new mail rates taking effect at the end of this month, now is the time for businesses to look for ways to optimize their mail programs through partnering with a company that has the ability to transform your mail programs and also has the expertise in understanding the many postal regulations.

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About the author

Postal Compliance Officer

Diane has 40 years of experience in the areas of print and mail including production, commingling and postal compliance. As postal compliance officer, Diane ensures postal compliance for Venture Solutions and works to achieve optimal postal benefits for Venture’s current and new clients. Prior to joining Venture Solutions in 2003, Diane was serving as the production manager with IC System, which was acquired by Venture in 2003.