.... is the post office shooting themselves in the foot? Price increase for stamps and registered mail AGAIN - second increase this year


Get ready to start paying more to send a letter.

Starting Aug. 29, the U.S. Post Office is raising the price of a first-class Forever Stamp from 55 cents to 58 cents per stamp. 

The price of metered 1 oz. first-class letters will go from 51 cents to 53 cents. Domestic postcards will increase from 36 cents to 40 cents while the cost of a first-class single-piece flat mail will go to $1.16.

Certified mail will go from $3.60 to $3.75 and registered mail will increase from $12.90 to $13.75.

This is the second postage rate increase of 2021.
The first took place on Jan. 24.

Mail slowdown

People can also expect a slowdown in some mail services starting in October. About 61% of services will remain on the same schedule but the USPS will slow delivery of some first-class mail by switching from air transportation to ground transportation.