“Did anyone notice that the Post Office has increased the cost of standard shipping by about 50% since last year?
I priced out shipping a box that is 19″x24″x19″ that weighs 40lb 10oz going to an APO address. The cost is $70.12. I choked, then I looked at last years records and a box that was 19x24x19 and weighed 40lb 13oz, cost $45.20 to ship to the same APO address…. That is an increase of $25.00 for 1 box. I have at least 20 boxes that size to ship ( which is only 3000 bags). They will have an added cost of $500.00 over last years shipping cost. At that rate, we will incur almost $1700.00 in shipping costs over last year, in shipping 10,000 bags. Last year it cost about $1.13 per lb to ship. This year will cost about $1.76 per lb to ship.”
Please dig deep in your pockets and donate a few extra dollars, we need it. We normally have all of our boxes shipped downrange by now, but due to a lack of manpower, changes to customs forms and the increase in shipping costs we have a tractor trailor filled with boxes waiting to be shipped.
You can also send a donation via paypal directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in the Magic Valley and can help with customs forms, packing and transporting of boxes to the Post Office, please contact Ray at email@example.com.
You can also donate through Go Fund Me at this link: http://www.gofundme.com/PRshipping