You might want to make some room in that budget, because Forever Stamps just went up in price. In fact, it’s the biggest price jump in the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
The new, first-class Forever Stamp will now set you back an additional five cents, going from 50 cents to 55 cents in cost. The change—wrapped within the 2019 Postage Rate Increase on the USPS website—went into effect on Sunday, January 27.
It will impact those couples who still need to purchase postage for their more ornate save-the-dates and wedding invitations. However, the 10 percent jump in price for the Forever Stamp is also met with better news from the postcard front, as these will remain at 35 cents.
According to the site, the cost with each additional letter ounce will also decrease from 21 cents to 15 cents, meaning you will save a modicum amount of money if you send letters out in bulk.
The Forever Stamp concept was first available to consumers in 2007, and became so popular that the offering replaced first-class stamps. However, the agency has since experienced a big dip in first-class mail deliveries. In November, the postal service reported a $3.9 billion loss for 2018 alone.
Finally—looking to send a wedding gift not directly from the couple’s registry or more? The postal service’s latest updates will impact you too with prices increasing from $7.20 to $7.90 for a small box and from $13.65 to $14.35 for a medium size box.
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