[AMRadio] USPS Changes May 14

Don Merz n3rht at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 12:51:01 EDT 2007

As you know I ship a lot, so it is interesting to me
the changes that USPS is putting in May 14. Rate
increases on everything of course--that's standard.
But their parcel post service is actually changing
quite a bit. 

Foreign surface mail shipping has been eliminated.
It's all air mail as of May 14th. That should really
cut down on the number of boatanchors crossing the

Global priority mail is now limited to 3 ounces. That
kills the best way to ship small parts, mics and
accessories overseas inexpensively.

Parcel Post--ALL packages now have to be measured and
are charged more as size goes up--not just weight.
That should certainly drive a lot of shiping into
UPS/FedEx camp.

There's many other small changes. If you ship a lot,
you probably ought to visit USPS.COM and check it out.

73, Don Merz, N3RHT

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