Postal Prices Increase

2019 Forever Stamps

Yesterday, the price of a “Forever” stamp rose by 5 cents to 55 cents, a 10 percent increase and record nominal price adjustment.

The price to ship a small flat-rate box increased to $7.90, from $7.20, while a large flat-rate box increased more than $1 to $19.95.

Priority Mail Express prices will rise by 3.9 percent, while Priority Mail will increase 5.9 percent – those prices aren’t adjusted in line with inflation, but rather with perceived market conditions. First-class mail prices will rise by 10 percent.

The hikes come as the Postal Service recorded a net loss of $3.9 billion during fiscal 2018, which is an increase of more than $1 billion over the losses it suffered in 2017. Overall volume declined by 3.2 billion pieces, which includes a 3.6 percent decline in first-class mail volume – its main source of revenue.    MORE

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