Neighborhood Mail

The Postal Service requires full addresses on most mail, but this creates unnecessary complications for small local businesses such as pizza parlors and dry cleaners that simply want to send a flyer to every address in the surrounding area. It would be much easier for them to bring a stack of unaddressed mail pieces to the Postal Service and let the Postal Service deliver one to each address.

 

24-Hour Parcel Service?

A recent presentation by Deutsche Post describes the German delivery and logistics company’s efforts to transform its retail network. One particularly interesting innovation is self-service Packstations. Like the U.S. Postal Service’s APCs (Automated Postal Centers), these kiosks allow customers to ship packages. However, Packstations also provide 24-hour access for parcel pickup. Customers can register to receive their packages at any packstation in the country. When the package arrives, the recipient receives an e-mail or text message.

 

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  • 1 day 2 hours ago
    Hello Steve, Your comment has been forwarded to our hotline team. In the meantime, we recommend filing an online whistleblower complaint on our website. Thank you for your comment.
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    Hello, If the package is coming from overseas and is subject to duties, the addressee must pay them as well as processing and handling fees. Hopefully, this helps answer your question, have a...

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