If you've flown lately, you would notice that airlines are starting to charge fees for luggage.
It started with minimal charges for second bags. Now, even first bags are getting charged.
(See chart of current fees here.)
Then there's the checked baggage fees, carry-on restrictions, overweight or oversize bag charges too. What a hassle for travelers.
It wasn't this way in my day! Just throw as many bags as you could into the carriage and off you went! Although Mrs. Franklin packed enough for the Revolutionary Army, we still had room.
Maybe there's an opportunity here for the Postal Service. For example, maybe we could have three specifically designed Priority Mail boxes of different sizes with flat rate tiered pricing systems for simplicity.
Is this a market we should tap into? Comment here.