US Postal Service Raising Prices Soon


Following the trend of the last few years, the USPS is raising shipping prices yet again on January 18, 2009—just six short weeks away. US Priority Mail prices are going up 55¢ for anything but the smallest packages, an increase of 6%. But the huge increase is for international orders: a dramatic increase of 7%-10% to the already exorbitant shipping costs, adding several extra dollars to most shipments. So, if you were planning to make an order internationally or in the US via Priority Mail, be sure to place it sooner than later. FYI, Media Mail prices in the US will remain unchanged until May 2009. USPS rate change info here.