Petition To Remove The USPS Regulations Preventing The Shipment Of Alcohol
It would be really convenient if we could legally ship alcohol here in the United States without having to have some kind of permit.
This would not only make it easier on small businesses, but on all of us beer traders!
Please share this with your friends and family so we can see this happen in our lifetime.
To sign the petition click here.
Here are the details:
In 1909 a law banned the Postal Service from shipping “all spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented or other intoxicating liquors of any kind.”
The ban on selling alcohol was lifted in 1933 but the mail restriction remains in place to this day.
For the Postal Service, lifting this ban could result in an increase of revenue by an estimated $50 million or so a year.
The USPS is also the only available option for US Service Members stationed over seas. UPS, DHL and FedEx cannot ship to APO or FPO addresses.
Small businesses (local wineries and craft brewers) have no method of selling their merchandise to APOs or FPOs.
USPS should be providing this service and competing with the private sector.
Please support Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. in his effort to bring the USPS out of the stone age.