The cost of mailing a letter is going up

Postage Rate Increase

The U.S. Postal Service will implement new postage rates for several mailing and shipping products effective Sunday, January 22.

  • First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) rates will increase from 47 cents to 49 cents when purchased at the Post Office. Each additional ounce will cost 21 cents.
  • The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will decrease from one-half of a cent (.465 to .46). Each additional ounce costs 21 cents.
  • First Class Mail Flats (1 oz.) will increase from 94 to 98 cents. Each additional ounce will cost 21 cents
  • Postcard rates will remain the same at 34 cents