The U.S Postal Services’s idea of selling a certain product, causes for criticism by merchants! Hit the jump to find out more!

Adriela Batista

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, pitched the idea of “allowing the U.S Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits” to the doorsteps of customers. Claiming that the company is able to accumulate up to an extra $50 million a year for the postal service agency.

“Donahoe told the AP that people who tour a winery on vacation could more easily mail a bottle or two home, for example. The USPS is considering special boxes that would hold two, four or six bottles and ship for a flat rate to anywhere in the United States, he said. The same could be true for micro-brewers that only sell locally”.

Although it sounds like a flawless plan, there in fact are many flaws tied to the idea. Experts worry that craft brewers will not be able to have the funds to transport the mail-orders, such as careful packaging and transportation. Also the issue in the lack of demand that may occur for the distribution of the mail orders may cause for more money conflict.

The idea sparked, amongst the money issues occurring within the postal service agency. “..The agency reported on Friday a net loss for the third quarter of $740 million”.

Currently the U.S bans the Postal Service from transporting or mailing any alcohol.

“In turn, commercial and homebrewers ship thousands of small packages through licensed couriers and package delivery companies every year”

Although it is now in the hands of Congress, many home brewers are keeping an open mind to the idea and expressed that even if the law was passed recently there’d still be a number of obstacles they’d have to go through in order to be able to ship around the country.
One home brewery stated:

“We have so many people asking us if we ship or if we have the ability to mail to family members of theirs,” said Emily Hart, who with her fiance, Eric Harris, co-owns Two-EE’s, a small winery in Huntington, Ind. “If we could mail our wines home for our customers, that’s something we know our customers want. Anyway you can reach your customers is always an advantage.”

What do you guys think?!? Can it be that the milk man will be replaced by the “Spirit” Man, delivering liquor door step to door step?

Via HuffPost