Stamp prices could increase, but by how much?

(WHNT) – Stamp prices could hurt your wallet a little more by next January.

According to the US Postal Service (USPS), officials have filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for a price change that is expected to take place on January 22, 2023.

Changes include price increases for:

  • First-Class Mail Forever stamps from 60 cents to 63 cents
  • 1 oz. 60 cent franked mail
  • 48 Cent National Postcards
  • 1 oz. letters sent to another country at $1.45

USPS says there would be no increase in one-piece letters and fixed prices for the extra ounce.

The changes have already been approved by US Postal Service governors. If approved by the PRC, the proposed increases would raise first-class mail prices by 4.2% to “compensate for rising inflation”.

USPS states, “As operating expenses continue to rise, these price adjustments provide the Postal Service with much-needed revenue to achieve the financial stability sought by its 10-year Delivering for America plan.”

Postal service prices remain among the most affordable in the world, officials say.


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