Price of 1st Class Stamp increases to $.50 cents
February 13, 2018
It now costs a penny more to mail a first class letter in the U.S. The United States Postal Service increased its postal rates effective January 21, 2018. A first-class Forever stamp has increased from $.49 cents to $.50 cents. Domestic postcard stamps and metered letters also have increased by one cent, to $35 cents and $.37 cents respectively.
Shipping Services have also gone up $.05 cents with the price increase.
Small Flat Rate Box, up to $7.20
Medium Flat Rate Box, up to $13.65
Large Flat Rate Box, up to $18.90
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box, up to $17.40
Regular Flat Rate Envelope, up to $6.70
Legal Flat Rate Envelope, up to $7.00
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses. It relies entirely on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. They also do not include any surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday delivery.