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USPS recommends new prices

The changes are slated to take effect in July

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USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of mailing services price changes to take effect Sunday, July 14.

The proposed adjustments, approved by the Postal Service governors, would raise mailing services product prices approximately 7.8 percent.

The commission will review the changes before they are scheduled to take effect. If favorably reviewed, the changes would include:

• Letters (1 ounce): 68 cents (current), 73 cents (planned)

• Letters (metered 1 ounce): 64 cents (current), 69 cents (planned)

• Domestic postcards: 53 cents (current), 56 cents (planned)

• International postcards: $1.55 (current), $1.65 (planned)

• International letters (1 ounce): $1.55 (current), $1.65 (planned)

The additional-ounce price for single-piece letters would increase from 24 cents to 28 cents.

The Postal Service is also seeking price adjustments for Special Services products, including Certified Mail and money order fees.

There will be no price increase for PO Box rental fees, and USPS will apply a price reduction of 10 percent for postal insurance when mailing an item.

The price adjustments are needed to achieve the financial stability sought by the Postal Service’s Delivering for America 10-year plan. USPS prices remain among the most affordable in the world.

The complete USPS price filing can be found on the commission’s website. Price tables are also available on the Postal Explorer website.