USPS forever stamp price increase to take effect in January

U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Pat McGovern displays the U.S. Postal Service's new 'forever' stamp booklet inside the James A. Farley post office building May 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) 

We're one month away from the price of the U.S. Postal Service's forever stamp going up. 

In November, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved the rate increase of a forever stamp from 50 cents to 55 cents, which will take effect on Jan. 27, 2019. 

Select first-class mail rates will change as follows: 

  • Forever stamp 50 cents will now be 55 cents 
  • Metered letter 47 cents will now be 50 cents 
  • Additional ounce 21 cents will now be 15 cents

Using Priority Mail services will also cost more at the end of January. An example provided is sending a retail small flat rate box currently costs $7.20 and will increase to $7.90.

See the full list of rate changes

USPS requested the rate changes in October.