In January 2009, shipping is going to cost more. UPS and FedEx have already announced rate increases to become effective on January 5. Now the US Post Office has announced that they will increase their rates on January 18. Overall, shipping services prices will increase an average of 5 percent.
The new prices are available at http://pe.usps.com/PriceChange_Jan2009/PDF/PriceList/PriceList.pdf