U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2021
No Increase in Forever Stamp
The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 24, 2021.
The proposed prices, approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories. Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the consumer price index, competitive International Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue.
The Postal Service is receiving customer inquiries regarding unsolicited seed packets from China. The United States Postal Inspection Service is aware of the mailings and are consulting with our federal, state and local partners. If a customer receives one of these unsolicited seed mailings, please advise them to handle the seeds appropriately in accordance with local authorities.
The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture:
- The department is asking consumers who receive unsolicited seeds from China to report this via the following link: https://apps.ncagr.gov/AgRSysPortal/SeedReports/UnsolicitedSeed. The link will take the customer to the page below.
Retail Service hours at the offices listed below will be adjusted, effective August 29, 2020. Signage has been placed in all the offices as well as notification to all PO Box customers.
There will be no change to the daily PO Box mail availability time nor to the time customers will have access to their PO Box.
Nearby alternate retail location(s) can be found by going to: https://tools.usps.com/find-location.htm.
The Postal Service apologizes for any inconvenience. We appreciate your business and look forward to providing you continued excellent customer service.
Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General
The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service has announced its unanimous selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization.