RecoverToy was far from being the only voice complaining at the Post Office counter.
A mass of voices via Facebook and eBay forums, has seen Australia Post capitulate from small business protests.
The rule change was to the use of international letter post for small merchandise items. It was introduced on Monday 18th April 2016 and was previously unannounced. It was hidden among changes to the rates and forms for international parcels.
The fact that the back-track by Australia Post was so quick makes me wonder if it was an ambit claim, and if there had been no reaction from the people then it would be still in place.
Surely, Australia Post had figures on how many International small packet articles were being sent ? They must have known that there would be a significant impact on micro business / hobby operators.
On Tuesday 19th April in the late afternoon Australia Post advised that international letter post for merchandise had been reinstated. This means that we can post our small packet items as we have done for the 17 years that RecoverToy has been operating.
All that angst and grief for the micro business operators around the country, and it was avoidable.
Back to making reproduction antique toy boxes and toy car spares !