What Are the New Postage Rates?

Stamps and Priority Mail service prices went up Sunday. So how much is a stamp today? Here's a handy list of the new rates from the U.S. Postal Service (and a list of Post Office locations, since you can't head to Crestwood Court anymore).

The cost of sending most letters and packages jumped slightly Sunday when the U.S. Postal Service upped its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail.

Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, will increase to 46 cents.

Here's a rundown of price increases:

  • Letters (1 oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents

The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10.

In addition, several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.

Priority Mail rates also will see an increase. The new rates are as follows:

  • 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


Since the Crestwood Post Office closed in early January, find your nearest Post Office:

  • U.S. Post Office, 11662 Gravois Rd. (Sappington)
  • U.S. Post Office, 343 S. Kirkwood Rd. (Kirkwood)
  • United States Postal Service, 55 Grasso Plz. (Affton)
  • United States Post Office, 7217 Watson Rd. (Shrewsbury)
Brian Spear January 30, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Glad I purchased 5,000 forever stamps as this was due to happen.


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