USPS Stamps Rate Hike

US Postage Stamp Increase

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The U.S. Postal Service will implement new postage rates for most mailing (market dominant) products on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Information below will help you navigate these increases.

Mailing Letters, Postcards and Flats/Large Envelopes: • The First Class Mail (1 oz.) letter rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will increase two cents from $0.58 to $0.60. • Additional ounces for a First Class Mail letters are increasing by four cents from $0.20 to $0.24. • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will increase four cents from $1.16 to $1.20. Each additional ounce will cost $0.24. • First Class Mail International (1 oz.) letter rates for postage purchased at the Post Office or online will increase ten cents from $1.30 to $1.40. • Postcards will increase by four cents from $0.40 to $0.44. • Certified Mail will increase by twenty-five cents from $3.75 to $4.00. • Special services such as Registered Mail, Signature Confirmation and Return Receipt will also increase in July 2022.

Domestic Shipping: • Media Mail rates will increase by 9%. Rates will start at $3.49 (previously $3.19). • NEW: Priority Mail will now include $100 of insurance for free (previously $50 of insurance was provided for free). • NEW: Cubic pricing is being introduced for Parcel Select Ground.

Keep in mind, you can buy the Forever Stamp at the price of 58¢ each through Saturday, July 9, and use them indefinitely.

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Tuesday June 14th, 2022

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