USPS Goof Gives Publishers a Break on Postal Rates
Because of a calculation error, the average postal rate increase for magazines in April will be less than originally announced.
The Postal Regulatory Commission, which spotted the error last week, calculates that the average increase for "Outside-County" Periodicals (primarily magazines, with some newspapers and newsletters) will be only 1.34%, not the originally announced 1.965%. USPS acknowledged the error on Wednesday.
The slip-up came in creating an apples-to-apples comparison of the current rules and rates to the new ones.