A postage increase for the U.S. Post Office will see a hike by Jan. 27, 2013. The USPS has suffered billions of dollars in losses and has had to raise their stamp prices on nearly an annual basis — versus every few years.
According to Patch on Dec. 27, senders should prepare to pay more at the post office in 2013. For First Class stamps, the price goes from 45 cents up to 46 cents. Post cards will also go up one penny from 32 cents to 33 cents.
Some other postage increases for 2013 include Domestic and Priority Mail rates. A small Priority box will be sent for $5.80, a medium-sized box will go for $12.35, and a large box will cost $16.85. A large APO/FPO box for $14.85. A regular envelope is $5.60, a legal envelope is $5.75, and a padded $5.95.
Stocking up on “forever” stamps are always a good option if people can because rates of postage will continue to increase. Despite the rise in stamp prices, the domestic “forever” stamps remain the same in cost for mailing one ounce letters.
In 2013 a “global forever” stamp will be introduced in which senders can mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10. Under the current mailing rates, they vary and letters going to Mexico or Canada are sent for 85 cents.
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