USPS Postage Rates, Services and Stamps Increase

An a new stamp introduced this week will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.

The cost of sending most letters and packages increased slightly on Jan. 27, when the U.S. Postal Service adjusted its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail. 

Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, increased to 46 cents.

Those stamps, along with other postal service products, can be purchased at Hazelwood's United States Post Office, located at 6135 N Lindbergh Blvd.

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Here's a rundown of price increases:

  • Letters (1 oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.10
  • Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents

The USPS also introduced a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10.

In addition, several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.

Priority Mail rates also will see an increase. The new rates are as follows:

  • Small box — $5.80
  • Medium box — $12.35
  • Large box — $16.85
  • Large APO/FPO box — $14.85
  • Regular envelope — $5.60
  • Legal envelope — $5.75
  • Padded envelope — $5.95

The City of Hazelwood post office, along with the post office carrier annex and bulk mail center located on Phantom Drive have all found a way to stay off the chopping block as the services has cutback throughout the US.


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