Stamps Going Up By a Penny; Shipping Costs Also Increasing Jan. 27


stampsBeginning this month, the Postal Service will introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp.  The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10, and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission.

The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by a penny when prices change on January 27. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective January 27 include:

  • Letters (1oz.) – 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) – $1.10
  • Postcards – 1-cent increase to 33 cents

Several new Shipping Services products will be available. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (recently renamed Standard Post).

Also new, customers shipping Critical Mail letters and flats will now have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering.

New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include:

  • 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

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. The more the prices go up thew less we use them!!
    Also; soon everything will be online…which means no need for letters to be shipped via usps, ups, fedex, dehal, canada post etc.

    All we need is to ship cargo, no more letters.
    Everyhting thru email/internet today.

    Hotmail – yahhoo – gmail – etc.

    So we will see in the future!!!!

    Yeh. I hope prices stay low actually, since I ship via these services I can’t afford prices going up.. But we’ll see!

    Kol Hakavod;