Cracking the Federal Shipping Code

The federal government ships a considerable number of packages each year, primarily using FedEx and UPS. In fiscal year 2012, federal agencies spent almost $337 million on shipping services through General Services Administration (GSA) contracts. The U.S. Postal Service earned only $4.8 million of that revenue, or less than 2 percent, a recent Office of Inspector General audit report found.

 

Charging for a New Address?

The U.S. Postal Service adds more than 600,000 new delivery points each year, mostly in the form of new residential homes. While most new residences include cluster boxes rather than to-the-door delivery to reduce costs, delivery remains the Postal Service's largest cost center. Canada Post, which has suffered losses recently after years of profits, has introduced a $200 per address charge that it is assessing housing developers for installing community mailboxes.

 

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    Hello I dropped off at my local post office a package aparently with no information, no lable or package slip inside. The package is an eBay transaction therefore the item is well describe and...
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    USPS is terrible. Since amazon decided to use them I now no longer receive anything that does not fit in my mailbox that is sent via the USPS. They clearly take no pride in their work. But what do...

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