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Pricing approvals

Changes to take effect Jan. 21

Stamps being printed
The changes include a 1-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the price changes that USPS proposed in October.

The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase.

Here are the current and new prices, which will take effect Jan. 21:

  • Letters (1 ounce): 49 cents (current), 50 cents (new)
  • Letters (additional ounces): 21 cents (no change from current price)
  • Letters (metered): 46 cents (current), 47 cents (new)
  • Outbound international letters (1 ounce): $1.15 (no change from current price)
  • Domestic postcard stamps: 34 cents (current), 35 cents (new)
  • Small flat-rate box: $7.15 (current), $7.20 (new)
  • Medium flat-rate box: $13.60 (current), $13.65 (new)
  • Large flat-rate box: $18.85 (current), $18.90 (new)
  • Army/Air Post Office and Fleet Post Office large flat-rate box: $17.35 (current), $17.40 (new)
  • Regular flat-rate envelope: $6.65 (current), $6.70 (new)
  • Legal flat-rate envelope: $6.95 (current), $7 (new)
  • Padded flat-rate envelope: $7.20 (current), $7.25 (new)

The PRC announced its approvals last week. The Postal Service will provide employees with additional information about the changes before they take effect in January.

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