I mailed a small bubble mailer with 3 packs of tiny seeds in it today and it cost $1.95!! I was told that it's considered a parcel, which I already knew. But the starting rate for a parcel now is $1.95 and it goes up from there. Holy cow!!! I remember not so long ago people were complaining that 60 cents to mail a bubble mailer was too much and now it's over 3 times that cost. WOW! I haven't traded seeds in a long time. I guess postage has gone up to match the cost of gas!
I suppose I won't be trading seeds anymore. I refuse to send them out in a regular envelope where they can get ground into dust in the sorting machines at the different post offices they go thru on the their journey. I'm just shocked at this increase. The last package of seeds I sent out cost me about $1.25, but $2 for a little packet of seeds seems excessive to me.
How are y'all managing the costs these days? Are you doing much trading? And how much is your PO charging?