Once again, the U.S. Post Office has raised prices. The last price increase was January 2013. The current one goes into affect January 26, 2014. TrepStar did raise prices to match the postal increases.
We hate to do this but our margins are already so thin that we have to keep up with the post office increases. Last year, the International rates went up by over 50% on average. This year, that did not happen for International rates, but for domestic shipments, the average price for shipping went up 25 cents. Postage on a shipment went up from about $2.45 to $2.70.
Competition keeps it such that we have not been able to raise our own internal pricing in over 5 years. In fact, we lowered some pricing last year, and by about 20% in 2011 to keep competitive.