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Postal Rules Change .....
The new rules that just went into effect have changed the game. The Governors of the United States
Postal Service recently approved most of a plan for rate hikes set out for it by the Postal Regulatory
Commission, the body that oversees the postal service. Included among the rate hikes that were
approved are an increase of the cost of a stamp to 41 cents and a new pricing structure based on the
shape of the package.
While these make sense ..... (more )
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While these make sense, there are facets of the new plan that the governors sent back to the PRC for reconsideration. Among these
is a plan that would increase the cost of mailing for periodicals based on several factors, including the number of periodicals sent, the
weight of the periodicals, and how mixed together multiple periodicals are, which can lower the cost. This plan, which has 55 different
pricing rates, was devised instead of a plan the USPS originally sent the PRC which would have increased all periodicals cost by
about 12 percent.
Unfortunately for small to medium sized periodicals, this plan could greatly increase the cost of mailing out issues. The cost could
increase up to 41 percent for some publications, according to a press release from the USPS. For example, The Nation, an influential
magazine based in Washington, D.C., reported that the new rules would increase their cost of mailing by $500,000, increase they say
could put them out of business.Return
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