Try this on for size:
- Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
- Letters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents
Will this put me out of business? I am a distributor of "real" greeting cards - not e-cards. I love sending cards (and gifts), and the company I'm associated with claims to be the largest user of First Class postage in the U.S.
Will my business shrink because of the rate increase?
To send a letter (or pay a bill) will cost 49¢. Will I now have to decide whether someone is worth half-a-buck for the stamp, in addition to the cost of the card?
Guess it won't do any good right now to pester my Congressman. Is he even in his office? Is there anyone there to answer the phone? Open his mail? Read his e-mail?
Postage goes up. Fewer users; more use e-mail. Fewer customers? Rates have to go up. Rates go up? Fewer customers. Rates have to go up.
If people really knew what postal employees earn, more customers would go postal.