Postal Service hopes beer, liquor can ease financial woes

Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-05 07:04:28-04

When you’re $16 billion short, finding ways to save money after initial cuts can be difficult – just ask the U.S. Postal Service.

The USPS is considering alcohol delivery to increase revenue, with estimates that such a service could bring in up to $50 million a year, according to WTVR.

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For now, only UPS and FedEx can deliver alcoholic beverages, but an act of Congress could change that and make way for the Postal Service to compete in the business.

One brewery in Richmond believes if it comes to fruition, it could be a benefit for the industry.