Marketing farm produce by parcel post. Page: FI
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PRODUCER AND CONSUMER will find in this
bulletin information about possibilities of marketing
farm products by parcel post. Parcel-post
shipments of farm products have been slowly
.increasing in number since the establishment of
parcel-post service, though they constitute but a
small percentage of all farm products marketed.
Attention must be given to parcel-post requirements
and containers, to methods of standardizing the
products, to packing, and to the business phases
involved. If parcel-post marketing is to succeed
the consumer must also observe good business
Although interest in parcel-post marketing is not
so keen or articulate as it was when the subject
was new, the demand for information on its possibilities
continues. Produce sent direct to consumer
will always constitute a comparatively small percentage
of the total food supply because of the
geographic distribution of production and the economy
of carload transportation. Physically, the
transportation by parcel post of nearly all kinds
of farm products is a possibility, but economically
it is not always justifiable. Marketing by parcel
post or by any other means of transportation direct
from producer to consumer is satisfactory only
when the proper conditions for such marketing
Issued January, 1928
Washington, D. C. Revised June, 1930
Slightly revised May, 1933
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Flohr, Lewis B. Marketing farm produce by parcel post., book, May 1933; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1516/m1/2/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.