An increase in stamps started in early 2021, where there were slight changes in the rate of postal rates made, released, and approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (also known as PRC) around late January 2021, precisely, which was over the previous 2020 rates.
The changes made affected some products, leaving others the same. For instance, Certified Mail has levelled up from $0.05 to $3.60, as Metered mail with additional ounces is $0.20 from $0.05, and Metered mail with just an ounce increased from $0.01 to $0.51, while First-class Mail Forever stamp is still how it is. The new postage stamp rates for 2021 will be discussed below; come with me.
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Postage Rates 2021
For the newly released prices of postage stamps for 2021, one would notice a slight difference from the previous ones, the 2020’s, particularly. I urge you to diligently study them to have an idea of the charge incurred on your next item.
- Domestic mailing: The First-class Mail letter for 1 oz., Metered first-class mail, and the First Class mail large and flat envelopes with 1 oz. mailed at the post office, remains its previous price.
The only increase made in this category is that any added ounce for every First Class Mail letter is now on a 5 cent increase. That is, it’s $0.20 from $0.15.
- Domestic Shipping: Very important mails (called priority Mail Express) has increased by 2.5%, this year, 2021, while online-based rates no alterations.
As for the Priority Mail, a regulation of 3.6% on the average rate has been made effective, as an increment of 14 cents overshadowed the online-based postage rates, making it move from $7.02 to $7.16.
- International Shipping: The Priority Mail Express International inducted a large margin of 3.6% increase, this 2021. No change occurred on the online-based postage rates.
First-Class Package International Service inducted a 4.8% increment this 2021, while the online-based postage rates moved from $11.64 to $13.54. In the meantime, the international shipping service has a vast increase in-country groups, unlike 2020.
The First-Class Package International Service grew from several 9 country groups to 20, tremendous, right? While the Priority Mail International is now 20, unlike the previous 17. Finally, the Priority Mail Express International has a change likened to the Priority Mail International.
Conclusively, prices of postage stamps for 2021 have seen a slight increase in some aspects like the First Class Mail letter, Priority Mail letter, and a few others. Amazingly, the numbers of country groups got similar effects.