Postage Costs are Going Down

Here something you don’t hear every day. The USPS is reducing the postage rates on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

The price reduction means these First-Class Mail prices will be adjusted to the following:

                                                                                    Current                      Mandated Reduction         

Letters (1 oz.)                                               $0.49 cents                         $0.47 cents

Letters additional ounces                             $0.22 cents                         $0.21 cents

Letters to all international destinations            $1.20                                   $1.15

Postcards                                                     $0.35 cents                         $0.34 cents


Commercial prices will also decrease. A complete listing of the final prices, effective April 10, are available on Postal Explorer at