U.S. Postal Service increases mailing and shipping rates

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- It will now cost more to mail a letter or send out a package. The United States Postal Service is implementing new postage rates for multiple mailing and shipping products that took effect Sunday.

Rates will increase an average of four percent across all shipping services including domestic mailing and shipping and international shipping.

The price of a stamp will rise from $0.49 to $0.50. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.21.