US Postal Service increases shipping, stamp prices

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The new year means new prices for the U.S. Postal Service.

USPS says most mailing services will increase by 2.5 percent. Priority Mail rates will increase from $0.65 to $1.05 depending on the size of the items shipped.

Forever Stamp prices will also increase by five cents to $0.55, while metered letters will increase by three cents to $0.50.

These changes were approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission in November, taking effect Monday after the Postal Service's day off Sunday.

For more information on the changes, click on these statements from USPS​ and PRC​.