The price of sending mail with a first-class stamp, the kind of postage most consumers use, goes up by one cent to 46 cents — a hike the U.S. Postal Service first announced last October. Postcard postage will also rise one cent to 33 cents.
Letters to international destinations will rise in cost to $1.10, up from the old prices of 85 cents to Canada and Mexico and $1.05 to other destinations. Overall, prices for mailing and shipping services will increase by 4% on average, with priority mail prices rising 6.3%.
The postage hikes come as the Postal Service continues to be plagued with insolvency and is in desperate need of help from Congress.
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Article courtesy cnn.com