Is the US Postal Service really raising stamp prices?

Is the US Postal Service really raising stamp prices?
Is the US Postal Service really raising stamp prices?

Fewer and fewer people are using the U.S. Postal Service, and instead of lowering prices to encourage consumers to buy stamps again, the decision has been made to increase stamp prices.

Slow decline of the US Postal Service

I’ve been a fan of the US Postal Service since I was a kid. When I got into the music business, the post office was my best friend. I sent demos and promo kits all over the world. We sent our music and merchandise worldwide through the post office because it was cheap and reliable.

I moved to the Grand Rapids area in early 2018 and was still very happy with the U.S. Postal Service. I would send stuff back and forth with my mom who lives a few hours away and we would get the mail within two days. Then the President of the United States put a corporate guy in charge of it and my mail was late. What would normally take two business days now takes 4 or 5 or more. I got my phone, electric, and propane bills late. Not that those companies were sending them late, but the mail slowed down tremendously. Then the pandemic hit and the postal system got even worse and continued to go downhill. You wonder why people switched to online bill pay and other delivery services.

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US Post Office increases stamp prices

I’m old enough to remember that stamps once cost only 5 cents. I watched the price of the stamp slowly increase over the years, but the US Postal Service seemed to be improving so it didn’t bother me until they got to about 35 cents. The price has continued to rise while their service has deteriorated miserably over the last 6 years.

According to the USPS, the price of a postage stamp will increase from 68 cents to 73 cents on July 14, 2024. Let’s see, the postal service is getting worse and worse, fewer and fewer people are using it, and now they are raising the price of stamps again. It’s as if they want to abolish the US Postal Service on purpose.

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