Today I took a very small package (about 6 ounces) to UPS to see about mailing it to Australia.
The package had a felt fox inside, so was very lightweight and about the size of 1/2 loaf of bread.
I almost fell over when I heard the postage amount.
ONE HUNDRED AND THREE DOLLARS!
So I took the package to USPS
where I paid $16 to have it shipped.
The only difference is UPS will track the package all the way to the doorstep.
USPS only tracks as far as the US border.
Seems someone with some business sense could really make some $$ opening a shipping company.