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US Postal Rates 2021

USPS Mailing Prices & Rates - Current

All changes to the USPS mailing service prices will be updated on this page.

Alert: USPS Mailing Service to increase the rates in January 2021. The new rates will take effect on January 24, 201. You can find the details here (PDF)

Current US Postal Rates (January 24 – Present)

No increase in Forever Stamp: $0.55

First-Class Mail

  • Letters (standard-sized): $0.55
  • Letters (square, oversized, or unusually shaped): $0.75
  • Postcards: $0.36
  • First-Class small packages: $4.00 (retail), $3.01 (commercial)

Packages

  • Retail Ground: $7.70
  • Media Mail: $2.89 (retail), $2.67 (commercial)
  • Priority Mail: $7.70 (retail), $7.16 (commercial)
  • Priority Mail Express: $26.35 (retail), $22.75 (commercial)

US Postal Prices (January 26, 2020 – January 24, 2021)

  • First-Class Mail
    • Letters (standard-sized): $0.55
    • Letters (square, oversized, or unusually shaped): $0.70
    • Postcards: $0.35
    • First-Class small packages: $3.80 (retail), $2.74 (commercial)
  • Packages
    • Retail Ground: $7.50
    • Media Mail: $2.80 (retail), $2.10 (commercial)
    • Priority Mail: $7.50 (retail), $7.02 (commercial)
    • Priority Mail Express: $26.35 (retail), $22.75 (commercial)

One of the best places to purchase Forever Stamps at discounted prices is on Amazon. The rates are lower than retail prices. I always buy mine online to save money. Here are some of the current offers on Forever Stamp rolls.

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