2050 Dreaming

Do you ever wonder about the future? Will flying cars ever arrive? Are video phones here at last? Will the end of paper finally come?

Businesses can greatly benefit from knowing a little about future possibilities. At a time of great social and technological transition, understanding what might lie ahead can help businesses – like the Postal Service - prepare themselves to adapt.

 

What’s the Score?

If you pay any attention at all to legislative efforts to address the Postal Service’s financial crisis, you’ll soon hear the phrase, “budget score.” Someone will say that a bill has a high score or a low score. But what is a budget score? What is the score for?

 

Postal Service Consolidation Plans

According to the Postal Service, greater use of electronic communication continues to drive customers away from using First-Class Mail®. Instead of buying stamps, many customers pay bills online, send ‘e-invitations’ to friends and family, and simply press “Send” when they want to communicate. These shifting customer habits will continue to speed the migration away from traditional First-Class Mail. According to the Postal Service, First-Class Mail has dropped 25 percent and single-piece First-Class Mail – letters bearing postal stamps – has declined 36 percent in the past 5 years.

 

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  • 5 hours 57 min ago
    If your blue collection boxes look bad or need repairs, tell you mail carrier. When they scan the box during collections, they may add a discrepancy note to the CPMS data base that the maintenance...
  • 7 hours 30 min ago
    I am commenting on the US Post Office in Verona, Wisconsin. Today as with most days there was no ample parking for customers. There was one space available when I arrived but only three customers...

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