Postal Service Increasing Prices
Snail mail prices are creeping up.
Starting January 27, the price of a first-class stamp will increase one cent to 46 cents, the Postal Service announced. Postcard postage will rise one cent as well, to 33 cents.
Letters to international destinations will rise in cost to $1.10, up from the old prices of 85 cents to Canada and Mexico and $1.05 to other destinations. Overall, prices for mailing and shipping services will increase by 4 percent on average, with priority mail prices rising 6.3 percent.
The increases come as USPS faces a solvency crisis that has prompted it to beg Congress for relief.