The U.S. Postal Service raised the price of a first class postage stamp to 49 cents. The 3-cent increase took effect on Sunday.
A book of first-class, one-ounce stamps now costs $9.80.
The rate increase is designed to boost the USPS' revenue by $2.8 billion in two years to recoup losses suffered in 2008 and 2011.
First class stamps aren’t the only thing that went up. Here’s a complete rundown on the increases:
• Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
• Letters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 cents
• Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
• Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents