Re: Postal hike from the US
If a package is less then 13 oz, it can be shipped via First Class. This is a lot less. There is also Parcel Post. It's slower, but it gets the job done. It's a lot less then Priority Mail. If all else fails, there are flat rate mailers. Anyways, there are some ideas. I know the feeling on postage though. I don't know how business offer free shipping...