As of August 29, 2021, the US Postal Service has officially increased its forever stamp prices. USPS proposed the increase to stamp prices in the middle of the year, as well as an increase to the price of several other mailing products. Along with these, the cost of some select shipping services like Media Mail and Signature Confirmation have also gone up in price.
The Price of Forever Stamps is Now 58 Cents for Mailing a One-Ounce Letter
Instead of 55 cents like it previously was, the price of a forever stamp to mail a one-ounce letter is now 58 cents. Once purchased, forever stamps are valid for perpetuity—hence the name “forever.”
To help generate additional revenue and combat declining mail volumes, USPS decided to increase forever stamp prices as part of its “Delivering for America” 10-year plan.
Additional Price Increases for USPS Mailing Services
Forever stamps aren’t the only USPS product that has undergone a price increase. Here are the other mailing services that the Postal Service raised prices for on August 29th:
- Additional ounces for letters: Remained at 20 cents
- A book of 20 stamps: Increased from $11 to $11.60
- Metered 1-ounce letters: Increased from 51 cents to 53 cents
- Postcards: Increased from 36 cents to 40 cents
- First-class single-piece “flat” mail: Increased from $1 to $1.16
- Outbound internal letters: Increased from $1.20 to $1.30
- Certified Mail (the USPS service that assigns a tracking number to regular mail): Increased from $3.60 to $3.75
- Registered Mail: Increased from $12.90 to $13.75