Price changes update

The approved adjustments will affect the price of First-Class Mail Forever stamps.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the Postal Service’s proposed price changes for First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Periodicals and Package Services.

The changes, which USPS announced Oct. 12, include a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.

This would return the price to 49 cents, the price in effect before USPS was mandated to reduce prices by the PRC as part of the exigent surcharge removal.

The adjusted prices are included in a report available on the PRC’s site.

The price changes will take effect Jan. 22.

The PRC expects to issue a separate order regarding proposed Special Services price adjustments and classification changes before the Jan. 22 implementation date.

The Postal Service has also announced price changes for Shipping Services products. The PRC is reviewing these price changes before they take effect, which also is scheduled for Jan. 22.