This week, the cost to mail a first-class single-piece letter jumped from 46 cents to 49 cents.
The cost of a book of 20 stamps rose from $9.20 to $9.80.
Postal Service’s 3-cent increase is the largest hike for consumer postage in more than a decade.
How much is a postage stamp now?
USPS Postage Rates
|New Rate (effective Sunday, January 27, 2019)||Postage Rates|
|First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) – Retail/Post Office Rate*||$0.55|
|First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) – Metered Mail/Stamps.com Rate||$0.50|
|First Class Mail Letter – each additional ounce||$0.15|
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How much is a 1st class stamp 2018?
The price of a first class stamp rose from 65p to 67p on March 26 2018. It came just a year after the price of stamps went up by a penny in March 2017. A second-class stamp went from 56p to 58p. A these standard stamps will send a letter, but if you need to post a larger item the stamp cost also increased.
How much is a forever stamp 2018?
USPS Forever Stamp Historical Prices
|January 21, 2018||$0.50|
|January 22, 2017||$0.49|
|April 10, 2016||$0.47|
|January 26, 2014||$0.49|
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Can you still buy Forever Stamps?
The first Forever Stamps were issued by the United States Postal Service in 2007. In 2011, almost all stamps sold by the USPS became Forever Stamps. You can only buy first-class stamps with their value stamped on them if you purchase bulk coils of at least 500 stamps.
How much are stamps forever?
No need to worry, as the name of the product indicates, any Forever stamps you already have on hand remain valid. Effective as of Jan. 27, the cost of sending a normal-sized one-ounce letter with a Forever stamp is now 55 cents, up from 50 cents.
When did stamps go up to 50 cents?
Stamps edged up from 49 to 50 cents on Jan. 21 of this year. (Two years ago, the USPS actually lowered stamp prices from 49 to 47 cents.) The request, from the USPS board of governors, must first be approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission.
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