Monday, May 14, 2007

Higher postal rates could shape up as trouble

The San Diego, CA, Union-Tribune reports when new postal rates go into effect today, consumers and businesses might feel as if they are traveling through another dimension – a dimension not only of weight and distance but also of shape.

That's because the U.S. Postal Service is instituting a new pricing system that focuses on the shape of an item rather than just its weight.

As result it may be the source of a great deal of confusion and frustration among customers and postal workers alike.

Jennifer Davies, Union-Tribune staff writer, quotes Kate Muth, vice president of the Association of Postal Commerce, a trade group for companies that use the mail as their primary form of communication as saying, β€œIt's enormously complicated."

"The forever stamp took everybody's eyes off of how hard this is going to be on businesses. When companies are watching every penny to stay profitable, it's a real big deal.”

To read her entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM