You can get pretty much anything you want through the mail these days. The only thing you can’t seem to be able to order through USPS is alcohol. Over the years any alcohol brand wanting to ship their products across the country need to use private shipping companies such as UPS or FedEx. It’s not the US Postal Service wouldn’t be up for racking in some of that revenue, it just so happened that they were banned from shipping alcohol by Congress. But that might be able to change.
Everyone knows that the USPS is facing some financial difficulties, struggles which were only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Congress is now looking to potentially revise its stance on preventing the mail carrier from shipping alcohol. As USA Today has reported, Rep. Jackie Speier of California, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington have all come up with the USPS Shipping Equity Act. This new piece of legislation would make it legal for the USPS to mail wine, beer, and other spirits directly from their licensed producers to those who are of legal drinking age in the states which allow direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping.
This would be good news for the USPS as more Americans would be able to use them to get their alcohol delivered to their residence. And given how great online shopping is during a global pandemic, this could result in a nice increase of revenue for the USPS – something that they could desperately use right now.
But don’t get too excited just yet. The bill still needs to pass. And even if it were to pass, it wouldn’t go into effect right away, there would be a required two-year waiting period before it’s moved to become law. Still, we can live in hope that maybe one day we’ll get our booze delivered through USPS.SKM: below-content placeholder