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    Default The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    For stateside corresponders, the USPS's proposal is to bump the price of postage for the second time this year to be effective August 29. For the first ounce: domestic letters - 58, domestic postcards - 40, international cards and letters - both $1.30.

    See: https://faq.usps.com/s/article/2021-...-Price-Changes

    Last edited by FredRydr; August 17th, 2021 at 02:31 PM.

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    Default Re: The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    Wow. I know the USPS is going through a tough time with Mr DeJoy at the helm, and two increases in the same year is unusual.

    But US Postage still seems quite affordable compared to Canada. Prices converted to USD in parentheses.

    Domestic letters: $1.07 ($0.85)
    Letters to US: $1.30 ($1.03)
    International letters: $2.71 ($2.15)

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    Default Re: The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    Yeah, I don't complain. Not about US gas prices either.

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    Default Re: The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    No politician, government official, or media talking head wants to even mention 'the I word, but the truth is the pandemic is causing inflation.

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    Default Re: The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    There is always inflation. Do you mean worse than, say, a 10 or 20-year average?

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    Default Re: The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    Make that the second of three postage rate increases in 2021! It was announced a month ago that starting October 3rd, the USPS is temporarily raising the price of its domestic shipping services for the 2021 holiday season. This temporary rate increase will remain in place from October 3rd until December 26th, 2021.

    https://about.usps.com/newsroom/nati...day-season.htm

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    Default Re: The second 2021 US Postage Price Increase

    Good grief. That just sounds greedy.
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