US Postage Stamp Prices

The number of mails delivered by US postal service is above 500 million everyday which relates to the fact that the use of postage stamps is quite high. People make use of postage stamps to send letters, postcards, greeting, business letters, etc. Banking institutions and educational institutes make most use of postal stamps to communicate with their clients and students.  The reason for dependency on regular mails could be because of lower postal stamp rates or people are still into writing letters.
Every year millions of letters are mechanically hauled and stuffed in the postal service trucks that deliver them to its respective sorting centers. From the special sorting centers the letters are sent to airport and mail airplanes take them to their respective destinations. Here the letters are carried by delivery vans of local postal carriers. This is a very traditional form of transferring mails from one country to another and keeps people in touch with each other. The procedure is ancient as well as traditional. The letters take long enough to reach its destination and most of the time they convey a message way after the event which was to be intimated about.

U.S.P.S. shape-based pricing (minimum dimensions)


Shaped-based category

Minimum length

Minimum height

Minimum thickness

Postcards (postage is 28¢)

5"

3 1/2"

0.007"

Letters (44¢ for 1st ounce)

5"

3 1/2"

0.007"

Large envelopes (Manila, Tyvek® and similar large, flat envelopes)

11 1/2"

6 1/8"

 

 

First-Class retail flats (Manila envelopes)


Rates for Manila, Tyvek and similar large, flat envelopes

Current

First-Class Mail retail flat (1 ounce)

88¢

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 2 ounces)

$1.05

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 3 ounces)

$1.22

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 4 ounces)

$1.39

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 5 ounces)

$1.56

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 6 ounces)

$1.73

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 7 ounces)

$1.90

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 8 ounces)

$2.07

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 9 ounces)

$2.24

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 10 ounces)

$2.41

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 11 ounces)

$2.58

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 12 ounces)

$2.75

First-Class Mail retail flat (up to 13 ounces)

$2.92

First-Class retail parcels


Rates for boxes and similar parcels
(For keys and ID devices, add an additional 72¢)

Current

First-Class Mail retail parcels (1 ounce)

$1.22

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 2 ounces)

$1.39

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 3 ounces)

$1.56

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 4 ounces)

$1.73

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 5 ounces)

$1.90

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 6 ounces)

$2.07

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 7 ounces)

$2.24

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 8 ounces)

$2.41

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 9 ounces)

$2.58

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 10 ounces)

$2.75

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 11 ounces)

$2.92

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 12 ounces)

$3.09

First-Class Mail retail parcels (up to 13 ounces)

$3.26