A year ago, the USPS Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mickey Barnett, posted an open letter to all US Postal Customers. In short, the letter is an explanation and apology for having to raise prices periodically because, although they’ve made huge strides to cut costs over the last several years, they haven’t been able to do enough.
Luckily, we just got news that the Governors have decided NOT to increase rates this time around. At least, not in the immediate future.
Direct from USPS:
“Because the Postal Service has announced price change proposals in September and October for the past three years, mailing industry representatives and others have been waiting to hear whether a price change would take effect in January 2015.
The governors decided not to seek a change for mailing and shipping products and services in January in part because of the uncertainty regarding the exigent price increase.”
If you want to keep up with more USPS news, they post frequent national news releases on their site, and we’ll do our best to keep posting the most important news as it happens.