GreenBird said:Why don't you ask UPS and FedEx how much they charge to send an envelope?
39 cents is a steal.
jamesD said:there of course is that too.. which is 90% of the reason, other 10% is to cover rising costs in relation to inflation, and to recoup revenue lost because of electronic means
in regards to DHL, UPS, FedEx, government regulation mandates that they charge more than USPS, they cannot undercut at all..
More mail is being sent now than ever before.jamesD said:other 10% is to cover rising costs in relation to inflation, and to recoup revenue lost because of electronic means
so they are required to charge 27 times more for a letter? So how can UPS/FedEx be cheaper for some parcels?jamesD said:in regards to DHL, UPS, FedEx, government regulation mandates that they charge more than USPS, they cannot undercut at all..
*edit.. forgot the link: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=498&invol=517Since its establishment, the United States Postal Service has exercised a monopoly over the carriage of letters in and from the United States. The postal monopoly is codified in a group of statutes known as the Private Express Statutes (PES), 18 U.S.C. 1693-1699 and 39 U.S.C. 601-606. The monopoly was created by Congress as a revenue protection measure for the Postal Service to enable it to fulfill its mission. See, Regents of University of California v. Public Employment Relations Board, 485 U.S. 589, 598 (1988). It prevents private competitors from offering service on low-cost routes at prices below those of the Postal Service, while leaving the Service with high-cost routes and insufficient means to fulfill its mandate of providing uniform rates and service to patrons in all areas, including those that are remote or less populated