U.S. Postal Service rates changed Sunday, Jan. 27.
The cost to mail a letter is up slightly now that new postal rates are in effect. Stamp prices increased one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, for one-ounce letters, effective Sunday, Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce stayed the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, according to an announcement from the U.S. Postal Service. Postcard stamps also increased by one cent, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally cost $1.10, the announcement states. Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's Forever stamps, which are usable even after stamp prices change. Pick up your Forever stamps at your local post offices. The ones in the Pine-Richland area…
Snail mail will get a little more expensive in 2012.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Beginning early next year, it will cost a penny more to mail letters in the United States. The new 45-cent price is the first price change for first-class mail stamps in more than two and a half years. Changes that go into effect Jan. 22 include: Prices also will change for other mailing services, including standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services. Prices for express mail and priority mail are not affected. Click here for more information on the new pricing. “The overall average price increase is small and is needed to help address our current financial crisis,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “We continue to take actions within our control to increase revenue in other ways and to aggressively cut costs. To …