USPS Raises Price of Stamps, Adds Services
A new “global forever stamp” will now be offered for sending mail around the world.
For those few Americans that still mail letters rather than text, email, or Facebook chat, the United States Postal Service has increased the price of stamps. First-class stamps cost $0.46 as of Jan. 27, a penny increase. Postcards will now cost $0.33. USPS will also offer a “global forever stamp” for $1.10 for sending first-class mail anywhere in the world. According to Patch.com, free tracking will be offered to all packages—including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.
USPS has had a tumultuous couple years, consolidating its operations and engaging in various cost-cutting programs to solve its funding problems. The postal service cut nearly 300,000 jobs in 2012 after posting an operating loss of $5.1 billion. (NBC)