If you’re heading to the post office today, you might notice that the price of sending a letter has gone up. A first class stamp now costs $0.41. Other options have increased, too. It seems like just yesterday the cost of a first class stamp increased from $0.37 to $0.39. According to the United States Postal Service, the rates have been simplified. Their price sheet could be helpful. If I have to mail something other than a standard letter, I generally go to the post office and have them weigh the package when it is convenient. That way I don’t end up overpaying.
I haven’t decided whether I believe the “Forever stamp” is a good move for the Postal Service. Companies will massively stock up while the price is the lowest it will ever be, so USPS can expect an influx of cash. Maybe this capital will help them upgrade their systems and logistics to realistically compete with companies like FedEx and UPS.