Postage and Packing Fiasco EU package handers beware.

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A guide/rant on postal poopery

"EBay shippers have accounted for more than $1 billion worth of postage since 2004."

NYT 2006

Hello, here is my postal rant, after 5 years of ebay postal prattery, why oh why can't the heavies at Ebay bay bring pressure to bear on the appalingly crap postal EU services? We pay alot, A LOT of money for monkeys to chuck our parcels around like bannanas and bust all the delicate and expensive sh!t inside. And then the customer is unhappy, and I am out of pocket.

Well what is the bl00dy solution? hand delivery? I dont think so. So what about an "Ebay Packet,  your jobs on the line sucker!"  sticker? Us ebayers are PAYING YOUR WAGES MAN!
and here is the proof.

"online sales of items that are shipped are expected to rise 20 percent this year from last year, to nearly $132 billion."

That is a lot of money postage hadlers, is it not? so why can you not do your jobs properly?


My advice.

    * Always put things in abox ten times too big.
    * Always fill with at least 100kg of bubble wrap.
    * Always insure.
    * Always get signed delivey.
    * Always get tracking. [yes thats right, too expensive and your customers will go away, excellent. not.]

or move to the USA where they apreciate being paid for a job well done.

Captin Scarlet. indistructable.  [that's me, not my packets, right.]

This exerpt from the NYT buisness section. By KATIE HAFNER
Published: August 2, 2006

“I have one message today for the entire eBay community,” said Postmaster General John E. Potter in a speech to the crowd. “We, the Postal Service, we love you. We love every buyer, every seller, every power seller. Thank you for shipping with the United States Postal Service.”

Thank you indeed.

As people send e-mail and e-cards instead of handwritten letters and greetings, as they pay more bills online and file tax returns electronically, the Postal Service has started to seem like a drab and tired reminder of the old way of doing things.

Yet the Internet is actually injecting new life — and a sorely needed source of revenue — into the Postal Service. And it is happening with packages — millions of them shipped every day, in a journey that starts with a few mouse clicks and ends a day or two or five later at a customer’s door.

In 2005, revenue from first-class mail like cards and letters, which still made up more than half the Postal Service’s total sales of $66.6 billion, dropped nearly 1 percent from 2004. But revenue from packages helped make up for much of that drop, rising 2.8 percent, to $8.6 billion, last year, as it handled nearly three billion packages.

It is impossible to say how many of these were online orders, but Postal Service officials give e-commerce a lot of credit. [too right]
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