US Postal Rate Changes Effective January 26 2013

Real Estate Agent with The Platinum Group Realtors

Today's post is something that affects all of us regardless of what part of the United States you live in.  Postal Rates are changing effective January 27, 2013.   This increase includes all mail classes (First Class, Priority & Express Mail) as well as special services.  With a $0.01 increase the rate increase equals to what was done last year.

Changes are:

  1. First Class Letters increasing from $0.45 to  $0.46 cents.  For heavier letters the extra $0.20 per once will continue to apply.
  2. First Class Flats will increase from $0.90 to $0.92.  For heavier flats (above 1 oz) the extra cost of  $0.20 per once will continue to apply.
  3. Postcard rates will increase from $0.32 to $0.33 per postcard

Package being mailed have changes also:

  • Small box — $5.80
  • Medium box — $12.35
  • Large box — $16.85
  • Large APO/FPO box — $14.85
  • Regular envelope — $5.60
  • Legal envelope — $5.75
  • Padded envelope — $5.95
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Kelly Young Realtor

About the Author: Kelly Conner Young, GRI

Kelly is an Associate Broker with The Platinum Group Realtors.  She has over 15 years experience in Real Estate in the Colorado Springs and Front Range region of Colorado. She represents buyers and sellers of real estate buying homes, land for sale and mountain property getaways.   Specific areas include:  Black Forest, Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Divide, Falcon, Downtown, Manitou Springs, Monument, Old Colorado City, Westside, Woodmen Hills and Woodland Park. You can reach her at 719-226-0126 or by clicking "email the author" above.


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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Good thing I always buy the Forever stamps Kelly, and I had heard about the changes, but not kept up with the details you provided us. Thanks for all the rates to be found in one spot.

Jan 22, 2013 08:11 AM #1
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I had a renters check held up last year for 6 weeks over a penny that I gladly paid. Its "Forever" stamps from now on!

Jan 22, 2013 08:24 AM #2
Kelly Young
The Platinum Group Realtors - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126

Wow Rob, great example of how valuable a penny (and Forever Stamp) can be.

Jan 23, 2013 08:03 AM #3
Krystal Knott
LIV Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO

Kelly, this is great information to know as I had no idea the rates were changing.  We have started buying Liberty Stamps for this very reason.  --Krystal

Jan 26, 2013 10:24 PM #4
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