Next Postage Rate Hike July 9, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service has received approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for postage rate hikes to take effect July 9, 2023. The new rates include a three-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 63 cents to 66 cents.

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If favorably reviewed by the Commission, the proposed increases will raise First-Class Mail prices approximately 5.4 percent to offset the rise in inflation. The price changes have been approved by the Governors of the U.S. Postal Service.

The proposed price changes include:

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The price for 1-ounce metered mail will increase to 63 cents, and the price to send a domestic postcard will increase to 51 cents. A 1-ounce letter mailed to another country would increase to $1.50. 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.

Retail rate hikes include:




Current Prices


Planned Prices

Letters (1 oz.)

63 cents

66 cents

Letters (metered 1 oz.)

60 cents

63 cents

Domestic Postcards

48 cents

51 cents

International Postcards



International Letter (1 oz.)



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