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USPS considering to add alcohol shipping
« on: August 01, 2013, 02:30:51 PM »
This may be great news for shipping homebrews and other alcoholic liquids - not sure if it will save the USPS, but is there anything we can do (from AHA) to encourage this to happen?

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-interview-usps-eyes-alcohol-deliveries-172601094.html

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Re: USPS considering to add alcohol shipping
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 02:48:22 PM »
This may be great news for shipping homebrews and other alcoholic liquids - not sure if it will save the USPS, but is there anything we can do (from AHA) to encourage this to happen?

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-interview-usps-eyes-alcohol-deliveries-172601094.html

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1.) This relates pretty much to commercial shipping.  There's not enough money to be made from homebrewers for it to be a factor.

2.) How do you know the AHA isn't already involved with this?
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Re: USPS considering to add alcohol shipping
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 03:21:39 PM »

1.) Yes, I agree the financial force is from commercial, but the rule change would affect us and allow us to ship via USPS (not saying that's a better option, but it would be an option).

2.) "There's not enough money to be made from homebrewers for it to be a factor" - sounds like there wouldn't be much pull from that statement, even if we were involved.  I know this has been an issue for a while and not just with USPS - just seems like the iron is hot, why not add some grease?
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Re: USPS considering to add alcohol shipping
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 03:31:33 PM »

1.) Yes, I agree the financial force is from commercial, but the rule change would affect us and allow us to ship via USPS (not saying that's a better option, but it would be an option).

2.) "There's not enough money to be made from homebrewers for it to be a factor" - sounds like there wouldn't be much pull from that statement, even if we were involved.  I know this has been an issue for a while and not just with USPS - just seems like the iron is hot, why not add some grease?

Hopefully they'll include homebrew and not just make it for commercial breweries.
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