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USPS RATE HIKE JANUARY 22, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — On October 7, 2022, the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect January 22, 2023. The new rates include a three-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 60 cents to 63 cents. An average 4% rate hike will impact commercial mail categories.

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The proposed rate hikes come just three months after a significant rate hike in July, 2022.

This is the first of two rate hikes in 2023, with the second coming later in the year.

Included in the rate filing are revamped discount structures for marketing flats and other mail.

If favorably reviewed by the Commission, the proposed increases will raise First-Class Mail prices approximately 4.2 percent to offset the rise in inflation. The price changes have been approved by the Governors of the U.S. Postal Service.

The price for 1-ounce metered mail will increase to 60 cents, and the price to send a domestic postcard will increase to 48 cents. A 1-ounce letter mailed to another country would increase to $1.45. There will be no change to the single-piece letter and flat additional-ounce price, which remains at 24 cents. The Postal Service is also seeking price adjustments for Special Services products including Certified Mail, Post Office Box rental fees, money order fees and the cost to purchase insurance when mailing an item.

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

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Also announced was the 2023 Promotions Calendar:

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