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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

4 thoughts on “USPS Sees Decline in Shipping and Package Volume”

  1. The USPS sends us 300 flat rate priority mail envelopes each month. This month we cut it back to 100 and next month probably 25 or so. We have taken anything we sell that used to go into one of those envelopes to the weekend swap meets and sold them for whatever we could get. Now thats 200 less packages we send each month.. How many other sellers are now not mailing packages anymore. We have a saying in our business. ” If it doesn’t weigh less than 10 oz we don’t want it.” Next month the new saying will be if we can’t send it in an envelop for 55 cents or as a first class flat rate envelope it goes to the swap meet. By October we will be down to anything that will go first class flat or less. Screw the post office. They want to give China free ride so be it but done depend on us to support your decisions.

    Go Amazon

  2. Agree!!! Selling locally is getting more and more lucrative. We use FB, Craigslist, Offer Up. and LetGo. We still ship First Class Parcels. It is ridiculous, It cost more to send a 4oz. parcel within our same zip code, then a seller located in China, pays to ship the USA.

  3. I’m very confused by the comment whosaidwhat.. 1728 cubic inches and under.. nothing changed. The hype about dim weight may have skewed the numbers. Hopefully people get back on bored. USPS is still the most reliable, well insured thing out there.

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