The United States Postal Service filed notice with the PRC October 9th, 2020 of price changes to take effect Jan. 24, 2021.
The price of a First-Class Forever stamp will remain at 55 cents, but the United States Postal Service wants to increase some other rates in January 2021.
The filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories.
The proposed prices, as approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors:
|Product||Current Prices||Planned Prices|
|Letters additional ounce(s)||15 cents||20 cents|
|Letters (metered 1 oz.)||50 cents||51 cents|
|Domestic Postcards||35 cents||36 cents|
|Letters (1 oz.)||55 cents||55 cents (no change)|
|Flats (1 oz.)||$1||$1 (no change)|
The Postal Service price filings with prices for all products can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section. For the Mailing Services filing, see Docket No. R2021-1. International Shipping Service changes were also filed, see Docket No. CP2021-15.
The price change tables are also available on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website.
The Postal Service has some of the lowest letter-mail postage rates in the industrialized world and continues to offer a great value in shipping. Unlike some other shippers, the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery or regular Saturday delivery.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.