It’s coming. You can almost set your clock by the postage rate increases. Every year, the US Postal Service can raise rates. As long as these increases do not exceed the rate of inflation, the Post Office does not need the approval of the US Congress.
It is interesting to note that in spite of the rapid growth of Internet marketing initiatives, the majority of US Postal Service revenue comes from direct mail packages. As justified as these rate increases are, it’s unfortunate as well, since those who use the Post Office the most are gradually being motivated to change their methods of communicating with clients, prospective clients, and donating organizations.