How Much Does a First Class Stamp Weigh?

If you’re wondering how heavy a letter can be for a First Class stamp, you’ve come to the right place

USPS gives shippers some leeway when it comes to how heavy first class letters can bebut if your letter is too heavy, you may have to ship it

A first class letter can only weigh up to 35 ounces for each piece of mail

If you need to send papers or documents that weigh more than 35 ounces, a good strategy is to divide your mail into several separate envelopes with their own stamps

Learn more about the difference between shipping and shipping

The amount of First Class (aka “Forever”) stamps you need to send a letter depends on the weight of your letter

As a general rule, a first class stamp represents the postage to send one (1) ounce of mail

Therefore, if your letter weighs two (2) ounces, you need two Forever stamps

If your letter reaches the maximum amount of 35 ounces, USPS will likely require a total of four Forever stamps, since that extra half ounce needs its own postage stamp to cover it

Forever stamps are currently 58 cents each

Use these stamps to send letters via First Class Mail, but be aware that USPS increases the price of stamps from time to time

However, once you buy them, they’re good to use literally forever!

That means you can buy a Forever stamp today for 58 cents and use it ten or fifteen years down the road to send a letter with First Class Mail

You can pick up rolls of Forever stamps at many different places, including certain pharmacies around town, your local post office, and of course the USPS website

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