When USPS Prices Rise in 2023

Due to inflation, US Postal Service stamp prices are on the rise again.

Beginning this Sunday, prices for Forever First Class stamps will drop from 60 cents to 63 cents. Officials say customers can expect price adjustments twice a year in the future.

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved the price increase in November 2022, raising “first-class mail prices by approximately 4.2% to offset rising inflation,” according to the United States Postal Service. .

What is changing?

In addition to the Forever stamp increasing by three cents, international letters and postcards will drop from $1.40 to $1.45, one-ounce metered mail will drop from 57 cents to 60 cents, and the price of domestic postcards will drop. from 45 cents to 48 cents.

United States Postal Service Postal Service Price Changes for January 1st.  2023.

On the upside, the price of Priority Mail retail products is falling — which includes flat-rate boxes and envelopes, according to USPS. No price increases will be made for Parcel Select Ground or USPS Connect Local shipping services, single piece letters, or fixed prices per additional ounce.

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Price changes implemented twice a year

“The Postal Service expects that, each year thereafter, it will implement price changes for all dominant market classes in January and July of this year,” according to the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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