The cost of sending a piece of first-class mail weighing one ounce or less will increase to 46 cents effective Sunday, Jan. 27, when the U.S. Postal Service implements new pricing and services for 2013. Postcards will cost 33 cents to mail, also a penny increase.
The new 46-cent "forever" stamps will be good for mailing a one-ounce letter anywhere in the U.S. anytime in the future, regardless of price changes.
The Postal Service also will introduce a global "forever" stamp, allowing senders to mail letters anywhere in the world for a set price of $1.10.
2013 Single-Piece First-Class Mail Pricing Highlights
- Letters (1 ounce.): 1-cent increase to 46 cents
- Letters (additional ounces): unchanged at 20 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1 ounce): $1.10
- Postcards: 1-cent increase to 33 cents
Several new shipping product services will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail priority mail and parcel post (recently renamed standard post).
Also new, customers shipping critical mail letters and flats will now have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering.
A large variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for express mail and priority mail, including the padded and legal-sized flat-rate envelopes, will continue to be offered by the Postal Service.
2013 Domestic Priority Mail Flat-Rate Pricing
- Small box — $5.80
- Medium box — $12.35
- Large box — $16.85
- Large APO/FPO box — $14.85
- Regular envelope — $5.60
- Legal envelope — $5.75
- Padded envelope — $5.95
If you have any questions or concerns regarding postal rates, contact Mail Services, 351-2026.