The price of mailing a letter will go up by a penny under an increase that goes into effect today, to $0.45. Postcards are rising three cents, to 32 cents. Letters going overseas are going up seven cents more, to $1.05.
The postal service previously announced in October that it is making the changes to survive rising costs and declining mail volume.
The Postal Service has also added a new domestic service, called Express Mail Flat Rate Box. It costs $39.95. The weight limit is 70 lbs.
Priority Mail flat rate prices have also been adjusted. They are:
- Small box — $5.35
- Medium box — $11.35
- Large box — $15.45
- Large APO/FPO/DPO box — $13.45
- Regular envelope — $5.15
- Legal-size and Padded envelope — $5.30