Surprise! Surprise! The post office increased rates as of today!
I was in shock when I went to Click n Ship this morning and found out the rates have changed again.
Did you know about this? I never saw an ad from the post office or any news report about this increase for January.
Not only that but they are planning another increase in March 2010 apparently, but you have to really search deep to find any information on this proposed increase.
I use to be able to mail a one pound package Priority Mail to anywhere USA for $4.95 which was good for my listings, same price to everywhere.
Now the price changes depending on the Zone or Zip Code. One pound can now cost as much as .90 cents more.
I guess I will have to actually consider using UPS or FedX after their March increase.
Most of the items I ship are lightweight and the post office has always been the least expensive. UPS has had better prices for heavyweight items.
If the post office continues these increases I may have to actually rethink how I ship my products. Plus I do not like the price being so different for everywhere you ship in the USA.
Listing shipping cost on my internet shops will now be a real pain in the #$%^$! Will have to charge a little more since I won't know actually how much it is until someone orders and gives me the zip code. Or I will have to make revised invoices which is also time consuming.
They certainly are not making life easier for us!
Let me know your thoughts and how you will handle this increase.