Postal Rates To Climb Next Week

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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New prices for mailing services approved by the Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will go into effect Monday, May 11. The new prices include a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents. Prices for mailing services are reviewed annually and adjusted each May.

Customers can continue to mail letters at today’s prices by purchasing the Forever Stamp before May 11. Forever Stamps were developed to help consumers ease the transition during price changes. Forever Stamps do not have a denomination and will be honored whenever they are used with no need for additional postage for a one-ounce letter mailing. On May 11 the price of the Forever Stamp will be 44 cents.

The new prices are available at the link below. Rising operational costs make the price adjustments necessary; the increase tracks the 2008 rate of inflation. “The Postal Service is not immune to rising costs which are affecting homes and businesses across America today,” said Postmaster General John Potter. “Even with the increases, the Postal Service continues to offer some of the lowest postage prices in the world.”

Forever Stamps, featuring an image of the Liberty Bell, are available for purchase at Post Offices nationwide, online at, by phone at 1-800-STAMP-24, and from Automated Postal Centers located at the Downtown Station, 330 W. 2nd St., Corporate Hills Station, 9350 E. Corporate Hills Drive and the General Mail Facility at 7117 W. Harry St. The Automated Postal Centers are available 24/7 in the lobbies of the stations listed above.

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