On March 31, 2014, businesses sending cheques will see their costs for stamps increase by between 19-35%. The price of stamps and cheque related fees are constantly increasing, so the announcement of a price increase did not come as a surprise. What was surprising was the dramatic increase of stamps – as much as $1.00 when purchasing a single stamp.
The good news is that for businesses already sending electronic payments there will be no cost impact on their business. On the other hand businesses using regular mail will see a dramatic cost increase.