Who doesn’t like finding a package they ordered online on their doorstep at an unexpected time, like, say, late in the evening just before you turn out the porch light for the night?
You’ve probably heard that the U.S. Postal Service has the nation’s biggest retail network, with more than 30,000 post offices — about as many nationwide locations as McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Walmart combined. Just what does that mean in terms of customer visits, though?
Imagine if Hollywood decided to remake the 1978 cult classic Convoy. Instead of a hunky actor behind the wheel of the lead truck, you’d have a driverless vehicle rolling this trucking convoy across the U.S.A.
If you’ve bought stamps or mailed a package at a postal retail counter, the clerk probably directed you to a survey at the bottom of the receipt. Maybe you filled it out to compliment your helpful clerk, or to raise a concern about the appearance of the post office lobby.
No matter your feedback — good, bad, or indifferent — you were heard. The Point of Sale (POS) Survey you took is one of four primary tools the U.S. Postal Service uses to assess customer satisfaction across its various points of contact with customers. Here are the four tools and what they measure:
As Kermit the Frog sang, it’s not easy being green. Well, Kermit, try achieving corporate sustainability. It’s more than just “going green.” It generally means giving consideration to the environmental, economic, and social impact of a company's business practices.
While it’s not necessarily easy, it’s the responsible thing to do. It’s also good business as more consumers demand that companies be good stewards and corporate citizens. And that includes the Postal Service.