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United States Postal Service to see price increases beginning Sunday

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WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022. The new prices include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents.

The price increases, approved by the Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, raise First-Class Mail prices approximately 6.5 percent which is lower than the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual inflation rate of 7.9 percent as of the end of February.

The single-piece letter additional ounce price will increase to 24 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price will increase to 57 cents and the price of a postcard stamp will increase to 44 cents. A one-ounce letter mailed to other countries will increase to $1.40 cents.

Some of the increases include:

-The First-Class Mail (1 oz.) letter rate for postage purchased at the Post Office will increase two cents to $0.60 from $0.58.
-The “Metered Mail” rate for First Class Mail (1 oz.) letters which includes online postage and postage meters, will increase 4 cents to $0.57 from $0.53.
-Additional ounces (Post Office and Metered Mail) for a First Class Mail letters are increasing by four cents to $0.24 from $0.20.
-First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelopes (1 oz.) rates will increase four cents to $1.20 from $1.16. Each additional ounce will cost $0.24.
-First Class Mail International (1 oz.) letter rates for postage purchased at the Post Office or online will increase ten cents to $1.40 from $1.30.
-Postcards will increase by four cents to $0.44 from $0.40.
-Certified Mail will increase by twenty-five cents to $4.00 from $3.75.
-Media Mail rates will increase by 9%. Rates will start at $3.49 (previously $3.19)

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