Stamp Price Increase in 2014 — Going Up at Unprecedented Rate

On Christmas Eve, the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC) officially approved an unprecedented increase to the price of a stamp — a full 3-cent increase — to take hold at the end of January 2014. This will bring the total price of a first class stamp to 49 cents from the current rate of 46 cents….

USPS Improves Priority Mail Without Price Increase

The USPS has improved its Priority Mail service without even raising the price of a stamp. If you use the post office frequently, you hardly expect improvements without a postage rate increase. There’s now faster, better Priority Mail service without a single penny added to the postage price. What’s New with Priority Mail There are…

First-Class Postage — What Exactly is First-Class Mail?

First-class postage is a type of mail which indicates the level of service a package or letter is supposed to receive from a postal service. Most folks in the US think that all mail is sent first-class and that the label is a kind of misnomer. That’s because most consumer-facing mail is sent this way….

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…