Sending your mail out just got a little bit cheaper as the U.S. Postal Service lowered its prices for the first time in nearly 100 years.
Historical Day for Mailbox Services: Postal Service Lowers Prices
In a surprising turn of events for mailbox services, the U.S. Postal Service dropped the price of mailing a first-class letter from 49 cents to 47 cents and postcards from 35 cents to 34 cents. This change may seem minuscule, but the price of stamps dropping is an occurrence that we haven’t seen since the U.S. Postal Service dropped the price of stamps from three cents to two back at the beginning of July 1919.
Typically, the cost of stamps rises every few years to keep up with inflation, but in recent years, the Postal Service has charged customers an “exigent surcharge” to help get through the Great Recession. This surcharge has now been addressed by the Postal Regulatory Commission who has ordered that it’s time to rebuke temporary rollback. With this drop in price, it will now be the cheapest it’s been to send out mail in three years.
Lower prices to send out your mail means it’s a great time to sign up for a dependable mailbox service like Forward Nevada. Whether it’s for your own personal use or your business, our team at Forward Nevada can give you a reliable mailbox service to receive your mail. For more information on how our mailbox services can help streamline your life, feel free to give us a call at (702) 220-6245.