Increase in the Price of Stamps

On January 22, 2017 the cost of mailing a one-ounce single-piece Stamped Letter will increase from 47¢ to 49¢, and  the cost of mailing a one-ounce single-piece Metered Letter will decrease from 46.5¢ to 46¢. Additional ounces will remain at 21¢, and the cost of sending a Postcard will remain at 34¢. On October 12,…


The Busiest Mailing Day of 2016

Monday, December 19  was the busiest mailing day of 2016, when the USPS processed approximately 611 million cards, letters and packages.  The following Thursday is expected to be the busiest delivery day of the year.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas the Postal Service estimates that it will process 16 billion items.

Bi-Partisan Support For Better USPS Service Performance

Twenty-seven Senators from both sides of the aisle have joined together in writing a letter to Senator McConnell and Senator Reid the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate respectively, as well as Senator Johnson, Chairman and Senator Carper, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, which has jurisdiction over the US Postal Service.   The letter…