Legislation would add USPS to the alcohol-shipping game

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Wine- and brewing-industry folks are supporting legislation that would allow alcohol to be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service.

If it eventually passes, the USPS Shipping Equity Act would allow mailed shipments of alcohol.

The Postal Service is late to the game, considering private companies like UPS and FedEx have been doing this for years. By sticking to its own restrictions, the USPS has left a potential revenue stream on the table.

The act would require authorization of alcohol shipments after a registration process, and state law regarding alcohol shipments would be followed. States vary in their allowance of shipping and receiving of alcohol. Ohio allows shipments to be received.
Everyone is holding back on the toasts for now, since the act must wind its way through legislative channels. But those in the wine and beer business are applauding it.

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