A postage rate increase is on the horizon for mailers. In October 2014, the United States Postal Service announced that it would postpone its usual January rate increase amidst uncertainty about the permanence of an exigent surcharge issued in January 2014. In mid-January, however, the USPS filed a proposal to raise postage rates for 2015.
The new process is meant to reduce undeliverable-as-addressed mailpieces and help ensure that direct mail reaches its intended audience; but it could also mean fees for those not in compliance. by Don Fare — In December 2014, the United States Postal Service published a Federal Register notice proposing to add a new Address Quality Measurement
UPDATE (5/21/15): Read the latest about the 2015 postage increase. The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that a January 2015 price increase on postage will be postponed. According to an Industry Alert issued by USPS on October 1, current postage rates will remain in effect through early 2015. The postponement is the result