It will soon cost 55 cents to mail a letter. The Postal Regulatory Commission has announced the new prices take effect on Sunday, January 27th. So we suggest you stock up now on Forever stamps, which can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter regardless of when the stamps are purchased or used and no matter how prices may change in the future, according to USPS.com. Forever stamps have been in existence since 2007.
There is some good news though – not all prices are rising. Some will remain the same. These include the cost to mail a postcard (still 35 cents) and the cost to mail a 1-ounce letter internationally (still $1.15).
Also, the price of an additional ounce — meaning the additional postage needed to mail a 2-ounce letter — is decreasing from 21 cents to 15 cents. So, the total cost to mail a 2-ounce piece of mail, such as a typical wedding invitation, will actually fall from 71 cents to 70 cents.
The flat-rate retail prices for domestic Priority Mail that are rising include:
- Small box: $7.90 (up from $7.20)
- Medium box: $14.35 (up from $13.65)
- Large box: $19.95 (up from $18.90)
- Regular envelope: $7.35 (up from $6.70)
- Padded envelope: $8 (up from $7.25)