At a Glance
eBay supports postal policies that set the framework for a viable postal system, guarantee access to reliable and affordable shipping alternatives, and support the hundreds of thousands of small ecommerce businesses that use eBay.
- Postal networks are uniquely structured to serve small ecommerce businesses that are geographically dispersed and must compete with large multichannel retailers.
- Postal regulations and legislation should promote small businesses by preserving affordable, reliable, and universal services.
Issue in Detail
The Postal Reform Act
eBay strongly supported the Postal Reform Act, which was signed into law on April 6, 2022. This landmark legislation will eliminate much of the Postal Service’s debt and restructure some of its operations. Additionally, the new law codifies USPS’s 6-day delivery network for both mail and packages - rejecting proposals to split mail and packages into separate networks, which would have resulted in inefficiencies and increased prices. This was the first major legislative reform of USPS that Congress had passed in 15 years and provides significant financial relief as USPS works to improve services and operations.