Tuesday, April 19, 2011
US Post Office Increases
Did you know that the USPS increased prices on First Class Mail packages and First Class International Mail yesterday?
Well, they did.
April 18th was the date of price increases.
As near as I can tell, the First Class packages increased by approximately $0.50 and the First Class International increased by $0.80.
I just happened to be at the PO yesterday morning mailing a First Class International package and heard one of the postal clerks telling a customer about it as I was waiting in line. Apparently, $0.44 letters are not affected but packages are.
So, to all my fellow online sellers, you might want to check into it and adjust your shipping charges accordingly or you just might get a nasty surprise.
And to all my fellow online shoppers, this just stinks. :(