Customers may notice increased costs this week at their local post office branch.
The United States Postal Service on Sunday bumped up the cost of a first class forever stamp from 60-cents to 63-cents. Other price hikes include the cost of sending a domestic postcard from 44-cents to 48-cents, an international postcard from a dollar-40 to a dollar-45 and the certified mail fee has gone from four-dollars to four-dollars and 15-cents.
The Mailing Services price changes include:
|Product||Current Prices||Planned Prices|
|Letters (1 oz.)||60 cents||63 cents|
|Letters (metered 1 oz.)||57 cents||60 cents|
|Domestic Postcards||44 cents||48 cents|
|International Letter (1 oz.)||$1.40||$1.45|
Officials say the increases are part of a plan to bring financial stability to the postal service and that customers can expect to begin seeing price hikes twice each year.