Can the Postal Service Deliver the Goods?

The 2013 holiday season turned out to be a particularly eventful one for e-tailers and the shippers that deliver all those packages to your door.

Factors like fewer than average shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas and an increasing comfort level with online buying helped push holiday e-commerce up significantly. In fact, demand exceeded expectations and stressed shippers’ capacity, causing some late deliveries of their goods.  

 

Season’s Greetings

Holiday mailings are as much a part of the American tradition as kids’ letters to Santa.

We’ve talked a lot about the growth in packages, including those all-important holiday gifts. But the Postal Service is also doing its bit to make sure Big Red knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. As in years past, families with young “believers” have been taking advantage of the Postal Service offering that ensures letters from Santa have a North Pole postmark (so long as the request was made by December 10).

 

The Value of Ideas

Let’s talk intellectual property and the U.S. Postal Service for a moment. IP, as it’s commonly called, refers to intangible assets involving creativity and invention. Things like movies, books, computer software, engine design, and even the ZIP Code.

 

Pages

Recent Poll

Number of packages you returned or plan to return post-holidays:

Recent Comments

  • 12 hours 33 min ago
    Please take all necessary steps to fully restore Postal Saving System and add a lending service component. For the sake of extending critically-needed, reliable, and low-interest banking services in...
  • 1 day 58 min ago
    A US postal worker in Keller, TX hit a vehicle 4/25/18 and drove off. Looked like a female driver of the USPS truck. USPS driver got out of vehicle and picked up fender and placed inside back of...

Monthly Archive