Postage rates went up today, May 11, 2009. To mail a first-class letter within the U.S. (one ounce or less) it now costs 44¢, up from the previous 42¢.
To see all the changes in postage rates, check out the USPS site . A complete price list outlining costs for all U. S. postal services (actually a 44-page comprehensive PDF file) with the changes in effect today can be found here .
As postage rates continue to increase each year (set at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index), how does this affect your marketing budget? Share your methods of keeping postage costs in line.