We'd read the news ahead of time, and USPS's site said that they were increasing the cost of International Priority Mail by 8%.
Today the beloved flat-rate envelopes jumped from $13.25 to $16.95 (not counting the cost of insurance).
Doesn't that work out to a nearly 28% increase??
And there is no longer any cost savings for commercial rates for these, or for paying for postage online, rather than at the customer counter.
Express Mail flat-rate envelopes jumped from about $28 to $38. (USPS had said those rates were going up 11%.)
(Anybody out there shipping internationally by UPS, Fedex, or DHL? If so... would you care to share your thoughts?)