Gas and Shipping Costs
Man, it has to be a rough time for the accountants over at USPS. Different from the other major package carriers, the post office is stuck both with their current rates and no immediate possibility of a fuel surcharge. As online booksellers we can be thankful. One newspaper even mentions an Amazon used book seller in regards to being isolated from shipping increases. In any event, do not breath a sign of relief yet... Expect to see USPS losses from the last two quarters of this year to be tacked onto rate increases next year.