It is not just a USPS problem. It is no coincidence that many Canadian vendors are near the US border. They would truck their packages to the nearest USPS office to mail to their US customers.
Our costs to ship stuff out were not the issue of the original topic. This is something you brought up. Terminal fees being set by the receiving nation by UPU regulation, the US then has no control over it. Our costs might be high to start with, but are added to by others, and now will probably be added to even more by others with the new arrangement. Again, not entirely domestic. Also not what we are concerned about. Much bigger problem coming from China. Our greater concern is with that.
Above you recommend we improve something. WHAT, specifically? That is what Don asked. I ask it as well. Very easy to criticize. Terminal Dues being set by others, we did help alter the international agreement at the heart of the issue. As far as domestic improvements, I worked in the USPS for 25 years. I could write for the next 25 years on its problems.
One "really popular" way any company reduces costs is to cut employee costs. And, indeed, they are the largest part of total USPS costs. There are four major unions that USPS must deal with on that issue. And I can tell you that they are slowly losing ground. The USPS is making headway on reducing labor costs. The flip side is obviously worker incomes. So, now solve that problem for us, please Lars. What's the easy answer?
You also do not even begin to know the regulatory relationship between Congress and the USPS. Things like the fact that USPS is mandated by law not to make a profit over a certain accounting period length, so every time it ends up with one, it is confiscated and can not be put back into the system. So, when it fails to have a profit next accounting period, there is no surplus. It must raise rates (or cut costs, which is either reduce service, or cut labor, or both.)
Lars, if "it" was easy, "they" would have solved it all a long time ago. Your criticisms are pretty simplistic. If you disagree, then give me answers, don't just tell me problems.
It is not about protesting. If there is a change, which considers that China developed, fine. It may be annoying because if it will increase costs to buy kits in China (which are kits, which are made in China and only in China). But it will not solve the problem of the extremely high US shipping costs. US dealers will still have a problem.