Though the price of a U.S. postage "Forever Stamp" just increased again on January 21, rising from 66 cents to 68 cents, it's still somewhat a bargain.

KISS Country 93.7 logo
Get our free mobile app

Considering that we have seen astronomical increases to the price of fuel and other services, that two-cent increase seems nearly trivial.

McConnell Adams, Townsquare Media Lansing
McConnell Adams, Townsquare Media Lansing

And considering that the actual amount of "snail mail" the U.S. consumer actually sends on an annual basis, that increase gets even less relevant.

Online Shopping Is At Historical Highs

However, as our society evolves more onto the digital platform, online purchases are higher than ever before, and a vast majority of those require shipping to the consumer.

According to, "Worldwide, eCommerce growth has been even more striking. Since 2010, global eCommerce sales have increased by nearly 800%."

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

And given that social media sales platforms like Facebook's "Marketplace" are seeing unprecedented usage, not only has the traditional retailer capitalized on the online sales frenzy, the average person is not only making online purchases like never before, but they are also making sales in historical numbers.  And once again, these transactions traditionally involve some type of shipping.  But not all items can legally be shipped.

Not All Items Can Be Legally Shipped

While you still have to take certain precautions to mail something as simple as a check, there are a number of things like illegal drugs that are never allowed by the US Postal Service.

If you've got questions regarding the law, we have listed six of those items that you can never mail.

Six Items Considered Illegal to Mail In Louisiana

Though shopping at the traditional brick and mortar retail stores has been drastically reduced while online shopping has reached an all-time high, there are a number of items considered illegal to be mailed. We've listed 6 of those considered illegal to be mailed in the state of Louisiana

More From KISS Country 93.7