RETAIL GROUND (for Citizen Slobs) vs PARCEL SELECT (Corporate Snobs)
COSTS to SHIP A BOX COAST-to-COAST
The ability to by parcel post shipping labels online ended
April 2011. Now (2018) you can get (and pay for) shipping labels
online only for Priority mail, and there is no discount. eBay
wants to collect sellers' fees and selling means shipping, so eBay
customers can buy all the important domestic shipping services online
through PayPal, which eBay once owned and which is still under contract
to eBay. Here are the prices -- not to mention the online payment
convenience and label printing -- they get vs. the ones we have to go
to the post office to pay, using the example of a carton going coast to
coast and Jan 2018 prices.
The U.S. Postal Service itself should offer all domestic package
services online to all US citizens because the USPS needs the revenue .
. . and we're all entitled to it anyway.
Corporate control of government functions, and government policies bent
to serve the purposes and profitability of corporations, is called
fascism. This may be only a teentsy weentsy example of it, by why
go this direction at all? The Founding Fathers gave us postal
service in the first place. Honor them.