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As I understand it, as of today, Sept.3, 2017, postage will be higher to ship all packages up to 13oz which are nearly all of mine.  Fortunately, packages over 13 oz are not affected.
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I have neither heard nor read one single word about an increase. Rates have already gone up once this year, last spring. If it were true, there would be lots of chatter in the Etsy forum, signs at the P.O., etc. If this is not in the U.S., please say where.
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https://www.neopostusa.com/newsroom/expert-insight/usps-rate-change-to-take-effect-september-3-2017

Maybe this is not true or maybe it did not come to pass

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Yikes! Skydove us correct. I plugged in a 4 oz First Class package on USPS.com and it came up $3.00. I now have to change the postage on 170 listing here and more still elsewhere.  You can find the new rates here but it may actually be a little less buying through Paypal. 
http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/postal-information/rate-change-info.html

I did email Paypal to see if their commercial rates have changed but haven't heard back yet. Think the new rates are only retail -  if you go to the P.O.

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The increase in rates only applies to retail prices.  If you purchase shipping labels on Etsy, eBay, or PayPal the rates are the same as they have been. (:
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Lesley - This is the reason we needed shipping profiles - so we can change one, and the ones that are the same all change as well.  Our postage in Canada always goes up in January.  That's one of the reasons I'm not putting on a ton of listings unless that feature has been implemented before January.  I don't want to have to change them one at a time!
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Ours (UK) go up at the end of March.
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The U.S. rates went up earlier this year so this was not only unexpected but unannounced where you would expect to see it, such as on the USPS WEB SITE! It pays to print your postage on Paypal.

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Yes, they have gone up on 1st class packages 1oz. -13 oz. ... not by much tho' less than .50 cents here in the USA, if you take your packages to be shipped via counter -retail. Someone else said, doesn't affect if your using a sites shipping labels. It was also mentioned on Etsy, but I'm thinking many there are more fed up with so many other things people are becoming numb.
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Emilie.  There are many people on etsy who are still very happy.  I am one of them, and sales have never been better. Many more people have stayed there, than have left.
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Carol,
Been on Etsy since 2009 myself and really started to concentrate on business there since about 2012, with over 3000 sales. Also been on ebay since 1998. Have done very well on both sites. That being said I hope we all do well and remain as positive and happy here. I have no clue as to how many people have left but I do know many are not happy with the constant changes and not always for the better for either buyers or sellers.. Time will tell.... Ü

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Emilie.  Ebay and etsy are very good for many people.  I'm glad you are doing well there too!  It can be positive and happy here if we stop talking negative about "other" sites that really have nothing to do with this one.
This forum should be about things concerning Artyah, only.  The chat room can be fun as well.

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