Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service is raising stamp prices.
Now is a good time to stock up on forever stamps, because the cost of mailing a letter will increase 1 cent more starting January 27. Right now, a stamp to mail a first-class letter of up to 1 oz. costs 45 cents if it goes through the U.S. Post Office. If you’re using a 45 cent stamp to mail packages, you will need to add an additional 1 cent stamp after January 27, but forever stamps will be good regardless of postage increases now or in the future. New Forever Stamp The U.S. Postal Service is also unveiling a new kind of forever stamp.This one will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world. The price will be $1.10. Postcard Postage Increase The postage price for mailing a postcard will also go up 1 cent to 33 cents. They …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The deadlines for mailing Christmas presents is closer than you may think. Find out the shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx.
Next week is Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the day which kicks off the holiday shopping season. Many people ship holiday cards and gifts to family and friends. There are deadlines for shipping, if you need a package to reach its destination by December 24. Below are deadlines and policies for the United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx. United States Postal Service Deadlines for domestic shipping: Locations Extras: The USPS website has deadlines for shipping internationally and to military personnel. You can also order packaging supplies, holiday stamps, and find store operating hours on the USPS website. FedEx Deadlines for domestic shipping: Locations Extras: The FedEx website offers location information and ideas for packing and …