Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hey Girl... I went to the Post Office for you
I just wanted to throw my twopenny-worth of indignation into the ether concerning the Royal Mail's insane new postal rates.
60p to post a simple letter? REALLY?!
It has certainly made me stop to re-think my Etsy shop policies. I sincerely want to set "true" post and packing charges, as there is nothing more off-putting than sellers who are clearly out to make a profit on shipping. But I need to get my head around the changes.
It was bad enough when the Royal Mail introduced prices by envelope-dimension rather than just weight. I had just about got used to the differences between Packets and Large Letters.
Length over 353mm
Width over 250mm
Thickness over 25mm
Weight over 750g
Large Letters have:
Length 353mm max
Width 250mm max
Thickness 25mm max
Weight 750g max
I think I will have to befriend someone in the Post Room and get them to sample-weigh / measure a cross-section of patterns so that I can assess how much they will cost to post to addresses in the UK and overseas.
This is all so bad for small independent businesses (proper ones, I mean, not me - I'm just playing at this!)