Their pension costs are out of control. That's what's killing them.
if you dismantle the USPS it will just be replaced by other services (FedEx, UPS, etc.) at a higher cost.
I haven't used anything but USPS, since shipping rates for small volume customers are insane with UPS/FedEx. A box that costs $5 shipping anywhere in the US, costs $35 with UPS and $40 with FedEx, and the shipping time is longer. International shipping for a medium box was $49 with USPS, it was $150 with UPS and $190 with FedEx. Unless there is some trick I am missing.
liudr, USPS does have customs forms, with address book. My wife uses that feature a lot for my mailings.Fills out forms, pre-pays, can even arrange for at-home pickup. If dropped at the actual Post Office, all they have to do is scan the barcode.
Quote from: CrossRoads on Jan 31, 2013, 06:21 pmliudr, USPS does have customs forms, with address book. My wife uses that feature a lot for my mailings.Fills out forms, pre-pays, can even arrange for at-home pickup. If dropped at the actual Post Office, all they have to do is scan the barcode.Is it priority or international first class? I'm shipping first class and can't find electronic way to fill forms or pay.
I would switch to something like Stamps.com and send everything International First Class Mail and insure the package. Through the Post Office, you can't insure International First Class but through Stamps.com you can. The cost is based off item price and is usually only a few bucks. So you can now ship something overseas, insured for usually around 7 bucks.
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