When does us postage increase for 2013
It’s going to cost a little bit more to mail that letter or ship that package this year, say industry sources.
The cost of a standard, first class stamp will increase by one cent, from $.45 to $.46, on January 27, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service reports. This will be the second year in a row that the cost of stamps have risen by one cent.
The Postal Service urges people to buy Forever Stamps at $.45 cents per stamp before the price change. Forever Stamps will also rise to $.46 on January 27. Once bought, the Forever Stamps can be used indefinitely and will remain applicable for one-ounce letters, even when postage rates rise.
2013 Global Forever stamp
A new Global Forever Stamp will also be available for consumers. With these stamps, any letter can be shipped anywhere overseas for the flat rate of $1.10.
Other services that have also increased rates, according to stamps.com, include:
- A one cent increase to $0.33 cents from $0.32 cents for postcards
- Express Mail will increase an average of 5.9 percent
- Priority Mail prices will increase an average of 6.3 percent. Online discounted rates will increase 3.7 percent
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