Price of Stamps Increases Sunday
The price to mail a standard letter will be 46 cents.
by Alexandria Patch Staff
The price to mail a letter or your bills will go up to 46 cents Sunday.
The U.S. Postal Service will also introduce its Global Forever Stamp which will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.
USPS first announced the price changes in October.
The new price is a penny increase from the previous price.
Forever stamps, which you can buy at current prices (Friday and Saturday) are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.
The price increase comes as the U.S. Postal Service continues to search for ways to diversify its business model, reign in legacy costs for retired postal workers and still provide service. Eliminating Saturday mail delivery has been discussed in Congressal hearings, as has closing certain postal locations.
Last year, two Alexandria post offices were up for review for closure—one at the Seminary and one in Del Ray. In May, the U.S. Postal Service abandoned plans to close those outlets.
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