USPS POSTAL RATE HIKE

January 17, 2016

usps postal rate hikeUSPS POSTAL RATE HIKE 2016

It’s that time of the year again…United States Postal Service aka USPS postal rate hike time. This time it seems they did a big shuffle and restructure of rates in an attempt to stop the huge hit they took due to some complicated insurance stuff. I don’t consider myself overly savvy on all things political, but I do know the USPS had to cowboy up a huge chunk (billions) of retirement money to sit in an account for current employees. Makes no sense, since no other companies or government agencies have to do that. I am refraining from making any “keep them from going postal jokes.”

Anyhow, the postage rates here are the closest I can get to exact postage rates using the technology available to the type of website I have. I don’t know why it is such a big deal to me for ya’ll to know that, but it is. Maybe it is because I loathe feeling stung on shipping/handling fees. Like the person charging $40 to ship a pair of flat sneakers via USPS in the USA (yes, YOU eBay seller with those sparkly Ed Hardy shoes I wanted).

To my International customers, I feel your pain. It hurt me to add the new rates, as they truly did not just jump but LEAP up. I know, I know, it is cheaper than my flying to New Zealand to deliver the NOSE BUTTER®, but geesh. In case you wondered, I took an international average, so you are paying the average rate of international shipping to all the zones.

I will continue to search out distributors in the countries we are not in and if you know of someone in your country who has a pet related business, tell them about The Blissful Dog.

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