Don't get me started on stamp machines though, why do no countries outside of the US not have these? Makes life so much easier!
Eta: i would guess that cutting edge technology doesn't make up for incompetent costumer service or delivery.
Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 23-12-2015 at 19:40.
Little Miss Sunshine (23-12-2015)
The US is considered the best, then usually Japan and Korea. Australia recently ranked 4th.
By its shear size the US postal service would be expected to be great.
Re: stamp prices. Does not affect me much. Don't send many letters. But I can see if affecting small/medium sized businesses.
Example: I just posted some calendars at 500g in large envelopes to Aus for £8.45 ($17.37 AU). My MIL just post a knit jumper for two year old DS which i just weighed at 180g (was in a small envelope that fit through our door) for I believe $18 something (I no longer have the envelope but it was definitely 18 something. Sending that to Australia from the UK would be £5, so cheaper than $18.
Eta: I just calculated that package on OZ post and it was $18.20.
The Calendar would have been $39.10 to send from OZ- UK--that is insane!!!!
One difference I noticed is OZ post calculates postage by every 500g.
Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 23-12-2015 at 20:15.
I'm not being defensive. I'm just reflecting facts, not personal experiences.
Sorry it's Christmas and I don't want to fight.
I think Australia post is a joke. They increased express post envelopes by ridiculous amounts.
My husband has most of his family in Ireland. I stopped sending presents to them via post due to cost after one year when it cost me almost $150 to send cards and a small calendar to about 9 people that really wasn't that heavy and some photos of the kids. Now I order online from Irish shops and get them delivered that way.
What is it with Australia post not franking stamps? Every time I receive a letter or parcel, the stamps are not franked. I don't use stamps that much but I'm sure people reuse them. No wonder the letter delivery service lost $350 million this year.
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