The U.S. Postal Service’s new shipping rates for select mail classes has been approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). These new prices will begin January 22, 2017.
Here are some of the highlights for the new rates:
– $0.49 for First-Class Mail Forever stamp, an increase of $0.02
– $0.46 for First-Class Mail Letter (Metered Mail), a decrease of $0.005
– $0.98 for First-Class Flat/Lg Envelopes, an increase of $0.04
The last time stamp prices increased was in January 2014. The updated (increased) rates do include First Class Mail, Bulk/ Business/ Marketing Mail, Every Door Direct Mail and several other types of mail. You should be aware of these changes.