With the U.S.
Postal Service reporting a $740 million loss for the third quarter of
2013, mail officials are scrambling to figure out how to make the agency
A ingredient to the recovery could be alcohol.
According to the Huffington Post,
U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe recently pitched an idea to
allow the U.S. Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits directly
from wineries, breweries and distilleries straight to your doorstep.
law currently prevents the Postal Service from mailing alcohol," the
Huffington Post reported. "The Postal Service even asks customers to
cover any alcohol-related logos or labels if they choose to use an
alcoholic beverage box for shipping."
Donahoe claims that adding alcohol delivery could raise $50 million per year.
while the plan could generate dollars in theory, many smaller
businesses like craft and microbreweries would likely not have the
staff, resources and inventory to meet the demand of alcohol delivery
Additionally, local alcohol vendors, like Jay Vee Liquors in San Ramon, could certainly take a hit if residents start
turning to the mailman instead of making a beer run on their own.
you think Congress should allow the U.S Postal Service to deliver
alcohol? Would you use the service? Leave a comment.