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U.S. Postal Service Sets New Prices for 2021

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of…

  • November 8, 2020

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 24, 2021.

The proposed prices, approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories.

Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the consumer price index, competitive International Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions.

If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the new prices will include no increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which would remain at 55 cents.

The single-piece letter additional ounce price would increase to 20 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price would increase to 51 cents and the prices of postcard stamps would increase to 36 cents.

Single-piece 1-ounce flat prices will remain unchanged at $1.

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

  • 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)

Find out more at www.usps.com.