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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