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.
Technology plays a huge role in the fast-moving package delivery market. Package delivery companies that skimp on innovation investments do so at their own risk.
As part of its effort to be the “shipper of choice” for customers, the U.S. Postal Service has invested millions of dollars in Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD), handheld scanners that allow letter carriers to track package delivery in real time via Global Positioning System. Tracking capability, known as package visibility, is essential for USPS to meet market demands.
Registered Mail might seem like a service from yesteryear in this day and age of Intelligent Mail barcodes and Informed Delivery, which give customers a sneak peek into their mail via email alerts.
But with proof of mailing and delivery along with strict rules and controls, Registered Mail still appeals to customers who want to send valuable or irreplaceable items through the mail.