The price of a first class mailing postage stamp rises from 44 cents TO 45 cents. But, that’s not the end of it. There are 23 different categories at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that are price affected in one way or another — from everyday letters to Grandma somewhere in the USA to International rates. Commercial enterprises using the USPS for mailing out their advertising, shipping packages and others are also affected.
Today – SUNDAY JANUARY 22, 2012….
I took the liberty of copying, direct from the United States Postal Service’s official WEBSITE, just the everyday First Class Letter rates, which is just ONE of the 23 categories in the list. Here is the current PRICING for various First Class Mail services.
To examine the other rates for 2012, click HERE
This links you DIRECTLY to the United States Postal Service website. You will find the listing of 23 categories leads you to click on THEIR link to the appropriate information. The information is provided in Microsoft’s XLS spreadsheet format while the USPS also provides a comma delimited format under the CSV protocol.
These files, the 23 categories on the USPS website, provide January 22, 2012 USPS domestic and international prices.
If your browser is configured to display these files in your browser window, select the link with your left mouse button (Mac users: hold down on the link) and choose “Save” from the pop-up menu and follow the prompts – or – you can choose “Open” instead — this will give you the same information but will not be “saved” to your computer.
For MOST Internet users, clicking on the XLS format is the proper choice to display the 2012 USPS RATES for whatever category you choose.