·         New prices scheduled to take effect Jan. 21, 2024

·         New rates increase average 2% +/-

·         First-Class Forever stamp will be 68 cents 

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of mailing services price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2024. The new rates include a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, from 66 cents to 68 cents.Click for USPS 2024 Postage Hike PRC Filing

Click for First-Class/Marketing Mail/Nonprofit Proposed 2024 Rate Chart

The proposed adjustments, approved by the governors of the Postal Service, would raise mailing services product prices approximately 2 percent. If favorably reviewed by the commission, the price changes would include:

 Product  Current Prices  Planned Prices
Letters (1 ounce) 66 cents 68 cents
Letters (metered 1 ounce) 63 cents 64 cents
Domestic Postcards 51 cents 53 cents
International Postcards $1.50 $1.55
International Letter (1 ounce) $1.50 $1.55

There will be no change to the 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.

As inflationary pressures on operating expenses continue and the effects of a previously defective pricing model are still being felt, these price adjustments are needed to provide the Postal Service with much needed revenue to achieve the financial stability sought by its Delivering for America 10-year plan. The prices of the Postal Service remain among the most affordable in the world.