USPS First-Class Forever Stamps & Mailing Services Will Increase – Starting January 27th
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Need to mail letters or packages?
You may want to head to the post office soon! Starting January 27th, 2019, a price increase on USPS First-Class Forever Mail Stamps is coming. The increase from 50¢ per stamp to 55¢ per stamp amounts to an extra $1 cost per book of stamps. This is the largest percentage rise since 1991 when postage increased from 25¢ to 29¢.
However, the cost to mail a domestic postcard will remain the same at just 35¢ each.
Also, select USPS mailing services will be increasing! 😩 As an idea, Priority Mail will increase approximately 5.9%, so a small box that previously cost $7.20 to ship will rise to $7.90, while a medium box will jump from $13.65 to $14.35. Also, Priority Mail Express fees will increase by approximately 3.9%.
On a positive note, each additional ounce to mail a single-piece letter will be reduced from 21¢ to 15¢, so a 2-ounce stamped letter, such as a typical wedding invitation, will decrease from 71¢ to 70¢. Visit USPS for more details.