Don Krieger is the owner and operator of
Minuteman Press in Napa Valley, California. One of Don’s specialties
is helping the small business owner determine the best way to balance
the costs of printing with the costs of mailing and other delivery
methods. Here he discusses how recent changes in postage rates affect
mailing announcements and invitations.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW POSTAGE RATES.
On Monday May 14, 2007 the U.S. Postal service increase the
price of a first-class mail
stamp to 41 cents.
If are sending out invitations and the weight is under one
ounce, the price will be 41 cents. Some invitations, by the time a response
card with envelope, a map card and reception card are added to the envelope, can
weigh two ounces. The price for a 2-ounce first class mailing has actually gone
down from 63 cents to 59 cents.
Some things to keep in mind that will cost more postage:
• If the envelope is more than ¼ inch thick.
• Square Envelopes
• Invitations of 8 inches will be considered a
large envelope or flat.
First-Class .41 cents for the first ounce
.17 cents for each additional ounce
First Class Large Envelopes .80 cents for the first ounce
for each additional ounce.
We at Minuteman Press can help you with your selection of
invitations and depending on the material we choose may save you postage as well
as printing costs.
Author: Don Krieger
© 2007 Don Krieger
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