Alliance for Nonprofit Mailers, who was rather sanguine about the rate adjustments:we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. The news is important, but not dramatic. The story quotes Anthony Conway, Director of the
The changes reflect the CPI for October, so the USPS has every right to increase mailing charges. Nonprofits are now prepared to deal with these increases as they can be predicted based on where the CPI is. This is not bad compared to other increases and at least they are not trying for an exigent increase again.
How will the changes affect your organization’s rates?
The postal rate is periodically adjusted to reflect the. As inflation is quite low at the moment, the adjustments to nonprofit mailing rates will not change so much, and your organization might even see a reduction in costs.
- Standard mail nonprofit letters is now 16.8 cents and goes down to 16.6
- Standard mail nonprofit flats are now 35.5 cents and will go to 35.6 cents
- Standard mail nonprofit machinables is now 1.46 cents and goes up to 1.476 cents
- Library mail media is now $1.20 and goes to $1.22
- Periodicals (including magazines and newspapers) are currently 19.6 cents, and will increase to 20 cents