For The First Time In Almost A Century, Sending Mail Just Got Cheaper
The cost of a stamp from the USPS will go down by 2 cents.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 9, 2016
The next time you send a letter to Grandma, it will cost you a little less.
For the first time in nearly a century, the U.S. Postal Service is dropping the cost of stamps — but not by choice.
The 2-cent price reduction is a mandate from the Postal Regulatory Commission, the independent federal agency that oversees the Postal Service. In January 2014, the PRC allowed the post office to temporarily increase the price of stamps to help it recover from the recession.