USPS prices could rise in 2019
ROANOKE, Va. – Depending on what you mail, you may be paying more when stopping in the Post Office at the start of the new year.
According to a statement from the U.S. Postal Service, the proposed prices would raise rates by about 2.5 percent.
While some prices will increase, including the First-Class Mail Forever stamp rate going from 50 cents to 55 cents, some prices will decrease.
The single-piece additional ounce price will be reduced to 15 cents, so a 2-ounce stamped letter, such as a typical wedding invitation, will cost less to mail, decreasing from 71 cents to 70 cents.
Here's an itemized list of all of the possible rate changes for mailing services:
|Letters (1 oz.)||50 cents||55 cents|
|Letters additional ounces||21 cents||15 cents|
|Letters (metered 1 oz.)||47 cents||50 cents|
|Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)||$1.15||$1.15|
|Domestic Postcards||35 cents||35 cents|
Below are the proposed domestic Priority Mail Retail Flat Rate price changes:
|Small Flat Rate Box||$7.20||$7.90|
|Medium Flat Rate Box||$13.65||$14.35|
|Large Flat Rate Box||$18.90||$19.95|
|APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box||$17.40||$18.45|
|Regular Flat Rate Envelope||$6.70||$7.35|
|Legal Flat Rate Envelope||$7.00||$7.65|
|Padded Flat Rate Envelope||$7.25||$8.00|
The prices have already been approved by the governors of the Postal Service and are awaiting approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission.