Stamp Price Increase — How to Prepare for the New Price of a Stamp

On January 27th, 2013, the US postal service will officially enact a brand new stamp price: 46 cents for a standard 1-ounce letter. A slew of other new postage increases are also a part of the change and they’re detailed here. The same exact thing happened this week one year ago — a one-cent increase…

History of the Price of a Stamp

Generations before us, folks paid pennies to send a letter across the country. But times have changed and over the decades, the price of a stamp has ballooned from only a few cents to almost half a dollar. The table below charts the precise stamp price increases and the dates of their introductions. Using the…

New Price of a Stamp 2013 Starts Tonight!

A stamp price change is imminent! Tomorrow, the price of a stamp will rise one cent to 46 cents. This is why I made Price of a Stamp — the stamp price changes every once in a while and it’s an easy number to forget. So that’s why the homepage is always accurate and up…

Postage Increases — Why the Price of a Stamp Keeps Rising

Nearly every year since the 1990s, the US stamp price has risen steadily. While the differences are basically nominal — only a few cents — the yearly changes cause an uproar because of their logistical impacts on companies that depend on sending mail as a part of their business. Even though the price of a…

Stamp Price 2013 — New Postage Rates

The 2013 stamp price will be 46 cents in January — a new postage rate and an increase of one cent compared to the current price of a stamp. The postal service also announced a number of other postage increases and new services coming in 2013. The USPS receives no tax dollars to operate so…