Stamp prices rise again this month

Stamp prices rise again this month
Stamp prices rise again this month

WASHINGTON DC — The U.S. Postal Service announced in April with the Postal Regulatory Commission price changes for postal services that will take effect on July 14, 2024. The new rates include a 5-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, from 68 cents to 73 cents.

The proposed adjustments approved by the Postal Service Governors would increase postal service product prices by approximately 7.8 percent. If approved by the Commission, the price changes would include:

US Postal Service recommends new prices for July 2024

The price for letters (1 oz.) increases from 68 cents to 73 cents.

The price for letters (1 oz. postage) increases from 64 cents to 69 cents.

The price for domestic postcards drops from 53 cents to 56 cents.

International postcards now cost $1.65 instead of $1.55.

The price for international letters (1 oz.) increases from $1.55 to $1.65.

The price per ounce for piece letters increases from 24 cents to 28 cents.

The Postal Service is also seeking price adjustments for specialty service products, including certified mail and money orders. Specifically, there will be no price increase for post office box rental fees, and the Postal Service will offer a 10 percent discount on postal insurance when mailing an item.

As the postal and shipping market continues to change, these price adjustments are necessary to achieve the financial stability sought by Delivering for America’s 10-year plan. USPS rates remain among the lowest in the world.

The Postal Service’s complete price list, which includes prices for all products, can be found on the Commission’s website in the Daily Listings section. The Postal Service’s list has Docket No. R2024-2. The price tables are also available on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website at

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