Postage — Prices Rising at the U.S. Post Office

The cost of doing business with the U.S. Postal Service is going up.

This is the second price hike authorized by the USPS governors. It’s about 5.4% and is designed to offset inflation. And the price rises are needed to keep the USPS afloat because it no longer gets tax dollars to sustain its existence.

Here’s a list of the changes you can expect. Changes went into effect last Sunday.

Forever stamps

  • Now — 66 cents
  • Up from — 63 cents

Mailing a one-ounce letter

  • Now — 66 cents
  • Up from — 63 cents

Mailing a one-ounce metered letter

  • Now — 63 cents
  • Up from — 60 cents

Postcard prices

  • Now — 51 cents
  • Up from — 48 cents

Sending a one-ounce letter to another country

  • Now — $1.50
  • Up from — $1.45

Sending a postcard to another country

  • Now — $1.50
  • Up from — $1.45

Each ounce over one-ounce per letter will stay at 24 cents.

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