June 24, 2019 —
What would happen if the USPS raised prices for shipping packages, or was forced to stop delivering packages altogether? Those are questions the Package Coalition addressed in a tweet, painting serious consequences of life without USPS package delivery.
For small online sellers, the picture is especially concerning since they have little bargaining power as individual shippers, and so many rely on the Postal Service for shipping packages.
The Package Coalition, of which Amazon and the National Retail Federation are members, pointed to analysis by a consulting firm SLS Consulting that estimated the cost to American households of such changes to be between $16.2 billion and $35 billion annually – with between half and all of it benefiting the shareholders of UPS and FedEx.