Postage stamp prices rise to 46 cents today

Other postal rates also increase.
Jan 27, 2013


U.S. Postal Service rates increased today, with the cost of a first-class stamp going up 1 cent to 46 cents.The new 46 cent "forever" stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Other rates also went up. The increases were announced in October and raises the rates of everything from a postcard, up 1 cent to 33 cents, to a three-pound Priority Mail package, up 55 cents to $6.60. The cost for letters above one ounce remains at 20 cents for each additional ounce.

Letters to international destinations will rise to $1.10, up from 85 cents to Mexico and Canada and $1.05 elsewhere.

New domestic retail pricing for priority mail flat rate products include $5.80 for a small box, $12.35 for a medium box and $16.85 for a large box. A regular envelope will cost $5.60, a legal envelope runs $5.75 and a padded envelope costs $5.95.


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USPS - privatize it.


But hey.....they are adding new jobs......USPS = just another government failure.

swiss family

WHAT??????????????????? you mean I can put a stamp on an envelope and stick it into a mailbox and it will be delivered anywhere I have addressed it to in the entire United States and they expect me to pay them 46 cents for that?????? OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!


@ swiss family:

Tell ya what; I'll sell ya the Linwood Bridge - cheap.

46¢ in NO WAY covers the entire cost. The USPS is still goin' broke.

swiss family

there you go "over thinking" and straying off topic again.. We are Not talking about the finances of the USPS.. in fact I did not even mention the finances of the Post office in my blog.. What I DID say that 46 cents to mail an envelope from here to anywhere in the country is a bargain to the now please explain to me how it is NOT a bargain...


@ swiss family:

And "under-thinking" is your reoccurring issue. :)

You wrote that 46¢ is a bargain. I don't disagree.

But so what? With the USPS goin' broke, how long before they have to raise the rate again and again and again?

Better tack on all the millions worth of govt. subsidies as well.

So you don't want the bridge? How about the Elm St. watertower? Cheap!


I pay all my bills online, which is how I get the statements. Can't remember the last time I mailed a letter, and about the only thing I get delivered is my magazines and junk mail.


So what's the big deal? 46 cents? I'm OK with that.