United States Post Office to increase prices

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The United States Post Office will increase its prices on all postal service costs starting Jan. 27.

The cost of letters will increase from fifty to fifty-five cents, and small flat rate boxes from seven dollars and 20 cents to $7 and 90 cents.

The post office says the increases is needed to balance day to day costs and improve value of delivery services.

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The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

Letters (1 oz.)
Letters additional ounces
Letters (metered 1 oz.)
Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)
Domestic Postcards

50 cents
21 cents
47 cents
35 cents

55 cents
15 cents
50 cents
35 cents

The proposed domestic Priority Mail Retail Flat Rate price changes are:

Small Flat Rate Box
Medium Flat Rate Box
Large Flat Rate Box
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box
Regular Flat Rate Envelope
Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Padded Flat Rate Envelope