According to data from the United States Postal Service (USPS), people sent over 127 billion pieces of mail through the postal service last year.
While a massive number, it is down from the USPS high of over 213 billion mailings in 2006. Yet despite the ubiquity of people opting to pay bills online and send texts or emails instead of letters, post offices still handle a massive amount of mail each year. And today, those millions of Americans who still send letters will see the cost of a stamp increasing for the second time in 2023.
As of Sunday, July 9, the price of one First-Class Mail Forever stamp is increasing to 66 cents—that’s up 3 cents from the price it was bumped up to in January 2023.