Running a Summer Sale

Sale is not a word usually associated with the Postal Service, but there is a first time for everything. Mail volume has dropped significantly this year, and the Postal Service is proposing a “Summer Sale” to encourage mailers to send more Standard Mail. The Postal Service believes it can use its excess capacity to deliver the additional mail volume at a relatively low cost.

 

Free and Reduced Rates

Have you ever wondered why the Postal Service offers free rates for the blind, balloting materials for overseas voters, and items sent by some consular officials? Or why it offers reduced rates to qualified nonprofit organizations, election officials, local newspapers, and publishers of educational material? It is because Congress mandates that the Postal Service provide free or reduced rates to these mailers and then appropriates money to reimburse the Postal Service for the revenue “forgone.”

 

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  • 13 hours 59 min ago
    How can the Post Office get away with this nonsense "Animal Interference" when not delivering a package on promised day of delivery?Do they really think we will buy this dishonesty?
  • 15 hours 2 min ago
    The real problem with carriers constantly lying about delivery is that the customers have no recourse when they do not receive their package. You can't get your money back because tracking says...

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