Post Office to Brides: Size Matters
Today is the day, ladies!
Postage goes up from .39 cents to .41 cents forÂ a regular first class mailing.Â Larger mailings (read your invites!) actually go down from .63 cents to .58 cents. However, for the first time in USPS history, the post office will be charging according to the shape of your mailing as well.
For first-class, letter envelopes, the allowed thickness is a quarter inch. If you go over a quarter inch, you run into more costly large envelope or parcel rates.Â Another thing to consider for your specialty invitations is also having to deal with a new pricing category called “not flat-machinable.”
That pertains to mailings that are not flat and more rigid because they might contain things like cardboard. As such, they don’t go through processing machines as easily as letters — they have “parcel-like characteristics”.
For any questions or more information about how this might affect your invitation mailing, more info can be obtained at www.usps.com or (800) 275-8777.