Beginning January 27th, it will cost a little more to use the mail. The price of a first class stamp goes up one penny to 46 cent. The postal service says forever stamps are always good for mailing a one ounce letter anytime in the future, regardless of changes. Postcards will also increase to 33 cents. New this year will be the first class mail global forever stamp, a new international rate stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10 and will ease the transition during price changes. Prices for shipping services increased by 2.6 percent with priority mail prices increasing an average of 6.3 percent. Express mail prices increased on average by 5.8 percent. The Sunday/holiday premium remains at $12.50 for the fourth year in a row. No other charges apply.
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