The USPS recently announced the new proposed Certified Mail rates for 2020. The rates are going up but there are best practices and even tech that can help offset these costs—and the onerous process.
Starting on January 26, 2020, it will cost $6.95 to send a First-Class letter as Certified Mail with a hardcopy Return Receipt. This breaks down to $0.55 for the stamp, $3.55 for Certified Mail and $2.85 for hard copy Return Receipt. Phew! This may seem like a lot, however, there are a couple of ways you can beat the rate increase.
Under the new 2020 USPS rates, it will cost $.55 cents to send a First-Class letter. However, you can save 9% by using a postage meter which costs only $.50 to mail a First-Class letter! The cost of Certified Mail is also going up to $3.55 and a Return Receipt will be $2.85, the easiest way to cut into this costs is by using electronic Return Receipt for only $1.70. This saves you $1.15 on every Return Receipt, which adds up.
Effective January 26, 2020
By sending electronic Return Receipt with Connectsuite eCertify you not only save on each return receipt, but you also get centralized tracking of your mail pieces, electronic records of the signatures, and no more filling out green cards!
Learn more about Connectsuite eCertify and start preparing Certified Mail electronically.