Cost Of Forever Stamps Could Soon Increase
If you haven't heard, the cost of the forever stamp may soon be increasing. Back in October, the United States Postal Service proposed new rates for 2019. One of the proposed changes includes raising the cost of a forever stamp from fifty cents each to fifty-five cents each. If the new rates are approved they will go into effect on Sunday, January 27th, 2019.
Below is the official list of proposed rate changes from the USPS regarding first class mail. However, keep in mind that there are many changes that are being proposed that include priority mail, priority mail express and more. You can click here to see the entire list.
- The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office is increasing by five cents to $0.55 from $0.50.
- Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost an extra $0.15 (a decrease from $0.21 in 2018).
- First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelope rates are not increasing in 2019, remaining at $1.00 (1 oz.), with additional ounces costing $0.15.
- Postcard rates are also not increasing in 2019, remaining at $0.35.
- Customers who print postage online (via Stamps.com), the Metered Mail rate will now be a 5 cent discount compared to the Post Office price with rates increasing to $0.50 in 2019 from $0.47 currently.
- Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.15 in 2019, a decrease from $0.21 currently.
- The five cent discount for online postage on a one-ounce First Class Mail letter represents a savings of 9% for consumers and small business owners.