Reminder: Postage Rates Increased This Week

Do you have mail coming back to you for insufficient postage? Here are the new rates.


The cost of sending most letters and packages went up Jan. 27. The U.S. Postal Service increased 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.

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 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 are available including free tracking on all packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.


Palo Alto Post Offices: 

U.S. Post Office

265 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 327-1581

U.S Postal Service

380 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
(800) 275-8777

U.S Postal Service

531 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
‎(650) 321-4239

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