What Are the New Postage Rates?

Stamps and Priority Mail services went up in price Sunday, and a new worldwide stamp is now available. So how much is a stamp today? Here's a handy list of the new rates from the U.S. Postal Service.

The cost of sending most letters and packages jumped slightly Sunday when the U.S. Postal Service upped its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail.

Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, will increase to 46 cents.

Here's a rundown of price increases:

  • Letters (1 oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents

The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10.

In addition, several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.

Priority Mail rates also will see an increase. The new rates are as follows:

  • Small box — $5.80
  • Medium box — $12.35
  • Large box — $16.85
  • Large APO/FPO box — $14.85
  • Regular envelope — $5.60
  • Legal envelope — $5.75
  • Padded envelope — $5.95
Dave January 29, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Why doesn't the U.S. Postal service get it over with and increase the cost of a stamp to .50 cents. Thw U.S. still has the most inexpensive postal rates in the world. I think they should also do away with Satruday delivery except for express or certified mail. The postal service does a good job in my opinion, I don't think ti deserves all the bashing it gets. I send mail - regular mail - from Macungie to Pottstown a few times a week and it is a VERY rare for the mail to take more than one business day to arrive at the address in Pottstown. I also send mail to my child that lives several hundred miles away and at most, VERY most it takes two - and rarely three days for the mail to arrive at their location. Good job USPS


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