# How do I know how much postage to use?

### How do I know how much postage to use?

Divide the postage price by the price of a Forever stamp. The number you get is how many stamps you'll need. If your postage cost comes to \$2.32, for example, you would divide 2.32 by 0.50 to get 4.64. Round up for a total of 5 stamps.

### How do you calculate postage by weight?

Weigh Your Item and Round Up USPS rounds up to either the next pound (lb) or ounce (oz). For example, if your package weighs 3 lbs 5 oz, it would be charged at the 4 lb-rate. If you have an item for shipping by First-Class Package® service that weighs 7.3 oz, it must be charged at the 8 oz-rate.

### How many stamps do I need per ounce calculator?

A letter weighing 1 ounce will need one first-class stamp. As of January 2019 a first-class stamp costs \$0.55, every additional ounce is charged at \$0.15. So if you are sending a 2-ounce letter you will need \$0.70 worth of postage stamps.

### Does USPS charge by size or weight?

For USPS Retail Ground, Parcel Select, and Bound Printed Matter, weight and How distance affects prices determine the price. For Library Mail and Media Mail, the price is determined only by weight, regardless of how far the mailpiece travels.

### Can I use 2 Forever Stamps for extra postage?

For any domestic mail piece that weighs more than one ounce, you must include additional postage along with your Forever Stamp to ensure USPS delivery. ... If you add two Forever Stamps to a 2 ounce letter, you would be paying for an item that should only cost \$0.75.

### How many stamps do I need by weight?

How Many Stamps Do I Need To Send A Letter In The U.S? A letter weighing 1 ounce will need one first-class stamp. As of January 2019, a first-class stamp costs \$0.55, every additional ounce is charged at \$0.15. So if you are sending a 2-ounce letter you will need \$0.70 worth of postage stamps.

### How much postage do I need for a 2 oz letter?

Additional ounces are much cheaper costing only \$0.20 per additional ounce rather than \$0.55 for a one ounce letter. If you add two Forever Stamps to a 2 ounce letter, you would be paying for an item that should only cost \$0.75.

### How to calculate the cost of postage online?

You can use the postage calculator just to check the cost of posting your item. You will then be given the option of buying stamps in our online shop so you can post the item yourself. Alternatively, you can calculate the cost and go to your nearest post office to complete the transaction.

### How do I find out the weight of my parcel?

The size and weight of your item determines which category of post it falls into and the cost of sending it. Our Sending Guide can help you to determine whether you’re posting a letter, large envelope, packet or parcel. How do I find out the weight of my item?