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Sunday, November 27, 2005

New USPS Rates

I tried to avoid the blog for the long weekend, but had to break down today as I really got inundated with tips, questions, and news stories about the new USPS Rates. The rates, effective 8 January 2006 should not be a surprise to anyone, especially the new Media Mail rates. Despite our encouragement to do so, no listings service has taken the initiative to reassure its sellers that the increase will not burden them. Those listings services offering sellers the opportunity to set their own shipping prices will certainly gain a competitive advantage over other websites (like Alibris and Amazon) until an official statement is made regarding this matter. Cross your fingers for good news.

See also, opinion/column on this issue, a career government employee's take, new USPS extra service rates.