USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of mailing services price changes to take effect July 9.
The proposed changes include:
• Letters (1 ounce): 63 cents (current), 66 cents (planned)
• Letters (metered 1 ounce): 60 cents (current), 63 cents (planned)
• Domestic postcards: 48 cents (current), 51 cents (planned)
• International postcards: $1.45 (current), $1.50 (planned)
• International letters (1 ounce): $1.45 (current), $1.50 (planned)
The single-piece letter and flat additional-ounce price remains unchanged at 24 cents.
The price changes have been approved by the Postal Service governors.
If favorably reviewed by the commission, the proposed increases will raise First-Class Mail prices approximately 5.4 percent.
The Postal Service is also seeking price adjustments for Special Services products, including Certified Mail, Post Office Box rental fees, money order fees and the cost to purchase insurance when mailing an item.
Because operating expenses fueled by inflation continue to rise and the effects of a previously defective pricing model are still being felt, the price adjustments are needed to provide the Postal Service with much-needed revenue to achieve the financial stability sought by its Delivering for America 10-year plan.
The Postal Service’s prices remain among the most affordable in the world.
The complete USPS price filing can be found on the commission’s website. Price tables are also available on the Postal Explorer website.
The Postal Service’s April 10 news release has additional information.