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Postage rates increased in January

On January 21, the United States Postal Service (USPS) raised postage prices almost completely across the board. Postage for a first-class Forever Stamp increased from .66 cents to .68 cents, the second increase in six months.

International stamps as well as international postcard stamps increased from $1.50 to $1.55. Domestic postcard stamps were increased from .51 cents to .53 cents. USPS Ground Advantage prices increased by 5.4%, Priority Mail service prices increased by 5.7%, and Priority Mail Express service prices increased by 5.9%.

The price for USPS Connect Local will remain unchanged as well as no change to the additional ounce pricing which will remain at .24 cents.

The USPS is also seeking price adjustments for Certified Mail, Post Office Box rental fees, money order fees and the cost to purchase insurance when mailing an item.

The agency said in a press release that its prices, “remain among the most affordable in the world” and “offer a great value in shipping.”

Information provided by the U.S. Postal Service




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