Effective this weekend, Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, USPS is increasing the postage for certain types of First-Class Mail. Here are some details –
- Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
- Letters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents
You can read more details in the announcement that USPS made last year. These price increases are expected to boost USPS annual revenue by $2 billion.
Note that UPS also increased their prices on Dec 30, 2013.