WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Postal Service Governors yesterday decided that the current Standard Mail Flat prices will remain in effect and approved a pricing structure for Premium Stamped Stationery and Cards.

The Governors decided not to implement a temporary change to Standard Mail Regular and Nonprofit Flat prices recommended in the latest Postal Regulatory Commission's (PRC) decision on reconsideration. The Governors asked the Commission to reconsider some of the prices originally recommended on February 26, 2007, and implemented on May 14, 2007.


The Governors also approved a PRC recommendation on the price structure for Premium Stamped Stationery and Premium Stamped Cards. The stationery (sold in pads consisting of 12 sheets of quality stock paper and imprinted with postage) can be priced between three and four times the First-Class Mail Letters first-ounce single-piece rate currently 41 times the number of sheets. The total price for the cards (sold in packets 10 to 20 and imprinted with postage and matching designs) can be priced between two and three times the First-Class Mail Cards Regular single-piece rate  currently 26 times the number of cards. For more information on these products, please visit the Postal Store.