USPS Postage Increase – Jan. 2013

Single-Piece First-Class Letters that are 1-ounce or less will be going from the current $0.45 each to $0.46 each.

First Class Presorted Automated Letters will average 1-cent per piece average increase across the board for all presort levels, with the exception of the Mixed AADC category, which, is only increasing by 1/10 of a cent, and, the “second ounce goes free” discount for presorted first class mail is still in effect. In fact, the “second ounce goes free” discount is being extended to include the single-piece residual portion of your mailings, when presented as part of a presorted first class mailing, for a modest additional 2-cents each, instead of the previous 20-cents each.

Presorted 1st class automated post cards will only receive an average 3 to 5 tenths of a cent increase. This category received the highest increase last year, and, so it appears that the USPS will be giving a break to mailers this year by the small increase.

Presorted first class automated flats will average a little over 1-cent each increase, with the exception of the 3-digit sortation level which will be going up 2-cents.

Presort standard regular and non-profit automated letters are only increasing an average of 4 to 6 tenths of a cent, however, non-automated, non-machinable regular and non-profit letters will see an average increase of 1.5 cents each.

Presort standard regular automated flats will average a little less than 1-cent increase with the exception of the 3-digit sort level which will come in just a little over 1-cent. The non-automated flats, however, will see a much higher increase of a little over 2-cents each.

The non-profit automated flats will do very well at only an average of ½-cent increase, whereas, the non-automated non-machinable non-profit flats will not fare as well with an average 1.5-cent increase.

All-in-all, the postage increases this year seems much more benevolent than in years past.

Postage Analysis – Increase 1/27/2013        
  2012 1/27/2013    
   Price  Price Chng % Chng
         
First Class – Single Piece (1 oz or less) $0.450 $0.460 $0.010 2.2222%
1.1 to 2 oz $0.650 $0.660 $0.010 1.5385%
2.1 to 3 oz $0.850 $0.860 $0.010 1.1765%
3.1 to 3.5 oz $1.050 $1.060 $0.010 0.9524%
Presorted 1st Class Cards (Auto)        
5-Digit $0.229 $0.234 $0.005 2.1834%
3-Digit $0.243 $0.246 $0.003 1.2346%
AADC $0.244 $0.246 $0.002 0.8197%
Mixed AADC $0.255 $0.258 $0.003 1.1765%
Prsrted 1st Class Letters (Auto) (1-oz)        
5-Digit $0.350 $0.360 $0.010 2.8571%
3-Digit $0.374 $0.384 $0.010 2.6738%
AADC $0.374 $0.384 $0.010 2.6738%
Mixed AADC $0.404 $0.405 $0.001 0.2475%
Prsrted 1st Class Flats (Auto) (1-oz)        
5-Digit $0.400 $0.406 $0.006 1.5000%
3-Digit $0.574 $0.594 $0.020 3.4843%
AADC $0.630 $0.640 $0.010 1.5873%
Mixed AADC $0.730 $0.740 $0.010 1.3699%
Std Mail Reg – Letters (Auto)        
5-Digit Scheme $0.242 $0.247 $0.005 2.0661%
3-Digit Scheme $0.260 $0.266 $0.006 2.3077%
AADC $0.262 $0.266 $0.004 1.5267%
Mixed AADC $0.278 $0.282 $0.004 1.4388%
Std Mail Reg – Letters (Non-Mach)        
5-Digit $0.392 $0.408 $0.016 4.0816%
3-Digit $0.485 $0.503 $0.018 3.7113%
AADC $0.524 $0.537 $0.013 2.4809%
Mixed AADC $0.621 $0.632 $0.011 1.7713%
Std Mail Non-Profit – Letters (Auto)        
5-Digit Scheme $0.130 $0.135 $0.005 3.8462%
3-Digit Scheme $0.148 $0.154 $0.006 4.0541%
AADC $0.150 $0.154 $0.004 2.6667%
Mixed AADC $0.168 $0.170 $0.002 1.1905%
Std Mail Non-Profit – Letters (Non-Auto)        
5-Digit $0.280 $0.296 $0.016 5.7143%
3-Digit $0.373 $0.391 $0.018 4.8257%
AADC $0.412 $0.425 $0.013 3.1553%
Mixed AADC $0.509 $0.520 $0.011 2.1611%
Std Mail Reg – Flats (Auto)        
5-Digit Scheme $0.353 $0.362 $0.009 2.5496%
3-Digit Scheme $0.438 $0.449 $0.011 2.5114%
AADC $0.494 $0.499 $0.005 1.0121%
Mixed AADC $0.504 $0.509 $0.005 0.9921%
Std Mail Reg – Flats (Non-Auto)        
5-Digit $0.388 $0.412 $0.024 6.1856%
3-Digit $0.470 $0.490 $0.020 4.2553%
AADC $0.528 $0.542 $0.014 2.6515%
Mixed AADC $0.561 $0.584 $0.023 4.0998%
Std Mail Non-Profit – Flats (Auto)        
5-Digit Scheme $0.214 $0.218 $0.004 1.8692%
3-Digit Scheme $0.290 $0.298 $0.008 2.7586%
AADC $0.346 $0.348 $0.002 0.5780%
Mixed AADC $0.356 $0.358 $0.002 0.5618%
Std Mail Non-Profit – Flats (Non-Auto)        
5-Digit $0.251 $0.268 $0.017 6.7729%
3-Digit $0.332 $0.346 $0.014 4.2169%
AADC $0.380 $0.391 $0.011 2.8947%
Mixed AADC $0.413 $0.433 $0.020 4.8426%
Bound Printed Matter Parcels        
Zones – Local, 1 & 2 $1.46+$0.166/lb $1.49+$0.171/lb    
Zone 3 $1.46+$0.200/lb $1.49+$0.204/lb    
Zone 4 $1.46+$0.241/lb $1.49+$0.247/lb    
Zone 5 $1.46+$0.306/lb $1.49+$0.313/lb    
Zone 6 $1.46+$0.377/lb $1.49+$0.386/lb    
Zone 7 $1.46+$0.433/lb $1.49+$0.444/lb    
Zone 8 $1.46+$0.570/lb $1.49+$0.584/lb