Slow Parcel Mystery

It makes no sense. Produce arrives in a timely way from the other side of the planet for pennies a kilogram. I can fly from where I live to anywhere in the USA within a day. I can drive to anywhere in the USA within 5 days or so. Yet it takes over a month for a parcel to get to me and they charge $20 to ship it. What are they doing with my parcel to make it take so long and cost so much?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)