How Much Is A Stamp? 46 Cents Now

The U.S. Postal Service increased postage rates by a penny last Sunday. And, attention, vacationers: Postcards are now 33 cents.


We hope you stocked up on your Forever Stamps. Because the price went up a penny, to mail a letter via the United States Postal Service.

The stamp price for first-class postage, which increased Sunday (yes, when there isn't any mail service) went up to 46 cents. 

The new 46-cent price for Forever stamps went on sale earlier this month. The old Forever stamps, of course, can be used anytime. Any other kind of 44-cent stamps, such as the ones you bought to send holiday cards, will need  

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing include:

  • Letters (1 oz.): 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces: unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards: 3-cent increase to 33 cents
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.): 5-cent increase to 85 cents.
  • Letters to other international destinations: 7-cent increase to $1.05

Prices also will change for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services, according to the USPS. The last increase was 2 1/2 years ago, after all.

The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10.

In addition, there will be several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.

Also, customers can get a special three-month pricing option for short-term PO boxes.

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