October 27th, 2012

Go Green Stamps

The “Go Green” stamps are available at your local post office, but there’s an entire product line associated with “Go Green.” There’s also a “Go Green” activity kit that can be ordered that consists of a set of four over-sized postcards with seeds embedded in them. Mail the card, then the recipient can plant it and grow flowers from the seeds. And among the other green products they offer, there’s a family activity chart available that allows you to chart your progress as you incorporate the outlined “Go Green” steps into your daily life. The “Go Green” stamps and other green products can be ordered online at, by calling 800-782-6724 or clicking below.

Forever Stamps are always good for first-class rate. Even if the first-class rate increases, no additional postage is needed. And the Postal Service recently announced that the rate for first-class postage is scheduled to go up (from 45 cents to 46 cents) on January 27, 2013.


October 20th, 2012

First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp

Beginning early next year, the Postal Service will introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10, and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission today.

The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by just a penny when prices change in Jan. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:

Letters (1oz.) – 1-cent increase to 46 cents
Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents
Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) – $1.10
Postcards – 1-cent increase to 33 cents

Prices for all products (Mailing and Shipping services) will increase by 4-percent, but prices for Mailing Services, such as regular letters and advertising matter, will increase only 2.6-percent.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective Jan. 27, 2013. Today’s Shipping and Mailing price filings will be available on the PRC website at and the new Mailing Service prices will also be available at

Shipping Services

Several new Shipping Services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (recently renamed Standard Post).

Also new, customers shipping Critical Mail letters and flats will now have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering.

A large variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for Express Mail and Priority Mail, including the padded and legal-sized flat rate envelopes will continue to be offered by the Postal Service.

New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include:

Small box – $5.80
Medium box – $12.35
Large box – $16.85
Large APO/FPO box – $14.85
Regular envelope – $5.60
Legal envelope – $5.75
Padded envelope – $5.95

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office™ Boxes. The Postal Service™ receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,®, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, Oxford Strategic Consulting ranked the U.S. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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SOURCE U.S. Postal Service


July 14th, 2012

Buy Forever Stamps