Indeed, how DO they come up with this $2 charge?
The interesting part, many businesses are going or have gone to this $2 charge to send a paper invoice.
Postage = 61 cents
Envelope = 10 cents
3 sheets of paper w/printing both sides = 30 cents.
Collating paperwork into envelopes = 29 cents
Raping & Gouging the customer = 60 cents. (aka profit)
All these prices are on the onsie-twosie quantities we are used to doing things at home.
More reasonable prices paid due to bulk (10,000 units/mailing):
38 cents Addressed Admail (source: Canada Post)
2 cents / envelope
8 cents / 3 sheet invoice w/printing
15 cents collating & envelope stuffing
$1.37 to Rape and Gouge the customer (aka profit)
Gets even more lucrative after that
As NightOwl noted, Primus credits you 50 cents off your bill for going paperless, which you can be well assured, they keep some back for profit, as well. That tends to support my estimates in the bulk cost breakdown.
Any company, no matter what size, charging a customer $2 for a lousy paper invoice is strictly raping their customer - - - BECAUSE THEY CAN!!
Going "green" - they don't give a rat's fuzzy behind about the environment. The "green" is strictly for the greedy profit margin.