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Package Coalition Responds to Review of Postal Service Package Contracts

Washington, D.C. - Package Coalition Chairman John McHugh issued the following statement today in response to news that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is reviewing its package delivery contracts: 

“Current package pricing agreements are reviewed annually by an expert independent agency, ensuring that they are in compliance with the law. It is our view that this new backdoor review is an attempt to arbitrarily raise package prices based on a political agenda. In the past, USPS has tried raising package prices, which has only resulted in decreased volume and revenue for the service. The package delivery business of the USPS is a moneymaker for the agency, pulling in $24B in revenue last year. USPS cannot afford to lose volume or revenue from its successful package business, nor can American small businesses and consumers afford a package tax in these challenging and dangerous times.” 

About The Package Coalition

The Package Coalition is an alliance of America’s top retail, e-commerce and logistics companies committed to preserving reliable and affordable postal package delivery services. The Postal Service delivers packages directly to the doorstep of more than 157 million delivery addresses across the country, contributing trillions of dollars to the US economy and supporting millions of jobs and small and medium sized businesses. For more information on The Package Coalition, visit www.packagecoalition.org and follow us on Twitter @PkgCoalition.

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