A Package of Opportunity

The Internet may have eaten into the U.S. Postal Service’s First-Class Mail volume and revenue, but digital devotion does bring good news, too. Package shipping is on the rise, due in large part to the ever-increasing popularity of online shopping. The Postal Service’s future could brighten considerably because of this expanding market, but is the Postal Service prepared to compete effectively in it?

 

Would you be willing to pay a nominal monthly fee for an individual parcel locker at your home?

When you think German ingenuity, perhaps high-end automobiles or precision cameras come to mind. Might be time to add individual residential parcel box lockers to the list.

Don’t laugh. Deutsche Post DHL plans to roll out individual locked parcel boxes to interested German households, and if successful pilot tests in two cities are any indication, the idea could prove to be a lucrative hit.

 

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    Thanks for your comments, which often inform our work. We appreciate your ideas and insights on this important topic. Please also note that general delivery/service issues should be addressed...
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    What is up with Atlanta? Perhaps the 8PM and later deliveries are making it difficult to read the addressing? Three days out of five last week I received other people's mail. There was no...

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