The Best-Laid Plans

With mail volume declining and the mail mix changing, the U.S. Postal Service is adjusting processing capacity and the size of the network to better match the current workload. But getting to the end game has been painful, with plenty of bumps and bruises. Service, in particular, has taken a hit.

 

eMIR, We Have a Problem

Worksharing – U.S. Postal Service program of reduced postage rates to mailers that take on mail preparation or distribution tasks it would otherwise have to do – was once an innovative idea; but it is now the norm in postal operations. Indeed, 85 percent of the market-dominant mail volume the Postal Service processes is workshared mail. Mailers perform everything from applying barcodes to entering mail closer to the destination in return for lower rates.

 

Pages

Recent Poll

How many packages would you say you’ve returned in the past year?

Recent Comments

  • 14 hours 52 min ago
    Hello, MJ. Thanks for your message. We are an independent agency of the Postal Service and unfortunately can't help with delayed mail or packages. Please file a complaint directly with the...
  • 15 hours 8 min ago
    Recently a package was being mailed to me from my daughter. We followed the tracking number and then one day the package simply remained "in transit to the next facility". two weeks went...

Monthly Archive