Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

July 8, 2022

Reminder: U.S. Postal Service New Prices Take Effect July 10

Two Cents Increase for Forever Stamp

On Sunday July 10, 2022, the United States Postal Service price changes that include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents.

The prices approved by the Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, are raising First-Class Mail prices approximately 6.5. The price changes reflect a judicious implementation of the Postal Service’s pricing authority provided by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

The single-piece letter additional ounce price increases to 24 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price increases to 57 cents and the price of a postcard stamp increases to 44 cents. A one-ounce letter mailed to other countries increase to $1.40 cents. The Postal Service is also making price adjustments for Special Services products including Certified Mail, Post Office Box rental fees, Money Order fees and the cost to purchase insurance when mailing an item.

The Mailing Service price changes include:


Current Prices

New Prices

Letter (1 oz.)

58 cents

60 cents

Letters (metered 1 oz.)

53 cents

57 cents

Letters additional ounce (s)

20 cents

24 cents

Domestic Postcards

40 cents

44 cents

International Letter (1 oz.)

$1.30 cents

$1.40 cents

Also, effective July 10, 2022, the Postal Service will make changes to both Priority Mail Returns and Priority Mail domestic outbound shipments.

In an effort to enhance the customer experience, grow revenue with added benefits and assist with becoming the Shipper of Choice with value-added services, the following changes will be implemented:

1. Priority Mail Returns service will now include $100 baked-in Insurance.

2. Priority Mail domestic outbound service will increase baked-in insurance from $50 to $100.

Both enhanced service features will improve the USPS’ position among competitors by simplifying the product offering and enhancing product features that customers value.

The complete Postal Service price information with prices for all products are available on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website at The Postal Regulatory Commission’s final order on the price adjustments and related mail classification changes can be found here: