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usps crushes small business with international rate hike/ change to friends coupon
The US Postal Service dealt a crushing blow to all of us small indie clothing lines this week by drastically increasing international shipping rates. The rumor I heard is that they may finally add international tracking that goes beyond letting you know it made it to customs. What kind of price hike? In most cases it almost doubled. This is terrible news but I also had to revert the "friends" coupon back to 20% off instead of free shipping because now that it costs me $13 to mail a medium shirt to the UK and $10 to canada, I can't take that huge of a hit. Of course there will always be a permanent coupon out there but it may go down to 15% soon. That would not happen until I had new coupons cards made but it will be at 20% off for the time being. I wish there was a way around this and DHL/Fed EX/ UPS still cost even more than the new prices. IS it still honestly cheap to have a package traverse the globe for $14? Yes. But, for a business like my own, it is a huge increase and most of the people buying from miles to go are younger adults and struggling just as much as I do to pay bills.
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  • Apr 17, 2014

    That is horrible, I knew they were hurting for money, but this will hinder small busniess sales wich will kill jobs and effect the market more.

    — Matthewmmarcotte

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