USPS decides to force more customers to use UPS and FEDEX

Posted on October 20, 2011 by

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Shut Down this albatross called the USPS!

The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it plans to raise stamp prices early next year, filing price changes with the Postal Regulatory Commission for the first time in 18 months.

The Postal Service, which reported third-quarter losses despite higher revenue from its shipping services, has seen declining mail volume as consumers rely more on electronic communications.

First-class letters weighing 1 ounce or less will cost 45 cents, a 1-cent increase, when the price change goes into effect Jan. 22. The price for additional ounces will remain unchanged at 20 cents.

The cost to send letters to international destinations other than Canada or Mexico will be $1.05, the largest price increase at 7 cents. Letters going to Canada or Mexico will cost 85 cents, a 5-cent increase, and postcard prices will…. keep reading if you can stomach it

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