Stamp Prices Rising; What’s Next?Jan 11th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: Uncategorized
2011 is underway, and as we welcome in this New Year, Madison County also welcoming an increase in the prices of some exceedingly necessary items. Gas is predicted to exceed $5 per gallon this year. Gasoline is a resource that the Americas rely on.
Another resource that Americans are dependent upon is postage. Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service announced a plan to increase prices on postage. The price of stamps has been on an uphill slope for several years. However, the United States has not experienced an increase in almost two years.
On Jan. 2, the USPS met in the middle with the economy. Instead of increasing the price of all postage, they increased the price of some stamps, while decreasing the price of others.
For those who are unsure of the new prices, they are as follows:
First-class mail 1oz. +, postcard, first-class mail flat and parcel, certified mail and international mail will all remain the same. The price of priority mail has increased by $.20 and up, now reaching $5.10 and up. The price of express mail has dropped $.40, from $13.65-$13.25.
Other price increases have been predicted for 2011. DirecTV has announced a plan to increase the price of their satellite television service. Some higher quality cameras have predicted an increase in their prices by as much as 10 percent. The price of recreational travel is also predicted to increase during 2011.