US Postal Service rates to increase in August

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A major change coming in August for mailers who use the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved a request by USPS to increase its rates. The Postal Service officials hope the new prices will help keep them competitive but also bring in much-needed revenue.

The new rates will take effect on August 29, 2021.

PRODUCTOLD PRICENEW PRICE
STAMP55¢58¢
FLAT SINGLE-PIECE$1.00$1.16
PRESORT LETTERS40.4¢43.3¢
MONEY ORDERS$1.30$1.45
RETURN RECEIPT$2.85$3.05
CERTIFIED MAIL$3.60$3.75

This is the second rate change with USPS to happen in 2021. The previous rate increase went into effect in January.

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