Washington − Changes are coming to your mail in July, as New US Postal Service rates Effective early in the month.
Costs will rise by 5 cents for sending a first-class international letter and 3 cents on multiple items, as USPS tries to offset and bring in inflation “much needed revenue,” According to the agency.
This month will see the fourth price increase in two years for Forever Stamps, which increased from 55 cents in 2021 to 66 cents on July 9.
Other costs can also come down with the new USPS Ground Advantage plan.
All changes will begin on Sunday, July 9th. Here’s what you need to know:
USPS costs are higher on stamps, letters and postcards
- Forever Stamps will increase from 63 cents to 66 cents
- A 1 ounce letter will increase from 63 cents to 66 cents
- A 1-ounce letter would go from 60 cents to 63 cents
- Local postcards will go from 48 cents to 51 cents
- A 1 ounce letter mailed to another country will increase from $1.45 to $1.50
- Postcards sent to another country will increase from $1.45 to $1.50
USPS costs come down with the Ground Advantage program
New Postal Service land advantage The plan begins Sunday, July 9 and will replace previous plans, such as Ground Returns, Retail Ground, First Class Package, Parcel Select Ground and First Class Package Return. Here’s what the changes mean for you:
- Free service to receive parcels at home or offices
- Tracking is included
- $100 insurance included, with another $5,000 available for purchase
- Packages are shipped within 2 to 5 business days
- More than 3% cheaper for retail customers and about 1% cheaper on commercial rates
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