The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it will raise the price of first-class mail “Forever” stamps from 63 cents to 66 cents. The price change will take effect from July 9, as USPS grapples with increasing operating costs attributed to inflation, according to a postal service statement released in April.
In addition to the hike in “Forever” stamps, the cost of sending a domestic postcard will also increase to 51 cents, and the price of mailing a 1-ounce letter to another country will rise to $1.50. However, the rate for a single-piece letter and the flat additional-ounce price will remain unchanged at 24 cents.
USPS stated that these price adjustments are necessary to provide the revenue needed for the agency to achieve the financial stability outlined in its Delivering for America 10-year plan. Detailed information about the pricing for all USPS products can be found on the Postal Regulatory Commission website.
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