New Postal Rates

Effective January 27, 2013 new postal rates will go into effect.  Two highlights for this year are:

    A new First Class Mail Global Forever Stamp like the domestic Forever Stamp will be introduced.  The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters (up to 1 ounce) anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.  Forever Stamps are good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

    Also, free tracking will be available for retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (which is being renamed Standard Post).

Below is a rundown of the most common classes of mail used by Old Dominion University:

    First Class Letters:  First ounce 46 cents, up 1 cent, each additional ounce 20 cents, unchanged.

    First Class Flats:  First  ounce 92 cents, up 2 cents, each additional ounce 20 cents, unchanged.

    Post Card:  33 cents, up 1 cent.

    Certified Mail:  $3.10, up 15 cents.

    Return Receipt:  $2.55, up 20 cents.

    Insured Mail:  Up to $50, $1.95, up 10 cents.

    Express Mail:  Flat Rate Envelopes, $19.95, up $1.00.

                              Flat Rate Boxes, $39.95, unchanged.

    Priority Mail:  Flat Rate Envelope, $5.60, up 45 cents.

                            Legal Flat Rate Envelope, $5.75, up 45 cents.

                            Padded Flate Rate Envelope, $5.95, up 65 cents.

                            Small Flat Rate Box, $5.80, up 45 cents.

                            Medium Flat Rate Boxes, $12.35, up $1.00.

                            Large Flat Rate Boxes, $16.85, up $1.40.

                            APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Box, $14.85, up $1.40.

Money orders, fees, and other postal service costs can be found by going to the United States Postal Service web site at


Posted By: Timothy Miller
Date: Wed Jan 16 10:26:33 EST 2013