Postal Rates Going Up In April

You can expect to see higher postal rates later this year.

The Postal Service says most rates will go up on April 17 under a formula that allows them to increase prices within the rate of inflation.

The Post Office says the 44-cent first class stamp will remain unchanged, but heavier letters will cost more. The rate for the first ounce and the price for each extra ounce will rise from 17 cents to 20 cents.

There will be increase in the price of other mail. Those include periodicals, international letters, parcels and advertising mail.