January 7, 2001, the U. S. Postal Service raised its rates.
While the cost of an average domestic letter only increased $0.01, the
cost of mailing packages, both within the US and overseas went up
dramatically. For KSSP, the average increase is nearly
50%. The Postal Service has a difficult time getting rate
increases that affect 1st class mail used by individuals, but they can
get away with increasing costs to businesses...knowing that eventually
they will be passed on to you.
costs are our company's second largest operating expense.
[Our largest expense is what we pay our models.] This is the
second postal rate increase we have had in the past three years...the
other was much smaller. Unfortunately, we can no longer absorb
postal rate increases. Thus, we are increasing the cost of most
of our videos by $2 per video. This seems like the fairest way
of passing on these costs. [There will still be a $5 additional
charge per video for overseas shipments.] This change is
Silk Scarf Productions has always tried to bring its customers high
quality videos at the lowest possible prices. We will continue
to do this.