• Reply to: Is “Coopetition” a Good Thing for the Postal Service?   3 years 7 months ago

    Cooperation is a good thing not only in the postal service but in everything that we do. It makes things easier for everyone. This is something that we must all have.

  • Reply to: Make Way for www.----.post   3 years 7 months ago

    I am not sure about privacy on the net. Is there such thing? Even your own e-mails can be hacked nowadays. But let us face the truth, using e-mails is still the easiest and fastest way to communicate other than live chatting with someone.

  • Reply to: Postal Service Revenue: What Should be Done?   3 years 7 months ago

    I can think of two ways to increase revenue without having to increase the cost of stamps or services. #1) charge a small annual or semi-annual fee to ALL addresses that receive mail. The cost of the rural mailman or the big cities alike is astronomical. Can you imagine how much money would be generated if EVERY address was charged even $10 per yr? A city with 100,000 addresses would bring $1,000,000 a yr. and that's just a small city. What about New York City or Houston?? It costs more to deliver mail to a home (especially rural) than it does to deliver it to a post office box. So why are we having to pay more and more for box rent, when home deliveries are free? #2) Sell advertising on the stamps. Another huge money maker.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   3 years 7 months ago

    I will like to let you know of an excellent way of generating more revenues and direct marketing. For those who have P.O.Box's:

    Direct marketing:

    collect users personal email address to send them email notification that they have a package in their P.O. Box or mail.
    Also you can send them mail of special that are going on. You can also send them email reminders when the P.O. Box Bill is due, so you can also allow for express electronic bill pay.

    A small investment with millions in return. This will build customer retention and good well.

    You can email me if you like further assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Darryl

  • Reply to: Postal Service Revenue: What Should be Done?   3 years 7 months ago

    I find your post is very helpful

  • Reply to: Postal Service Revenue: What Should be Done?   3 years 7 months ago

    The Post Office should charge at LEAST $1.00 to mail a letter. Look at what FEDEX Charges.

  • Reply to: Are Contract Postal Units and Village Post Offices the Post Office of the Future?   3 years 7 months ago

    A Contract Postal Unit (CPU) is a retail postal facility located inside a retail establishment

  • Reply to: Are Contract Postal Units and Village Post Offices the Post Office of the Future?   3 years 7 months ago

    I also think it's a great idea that the CPUs are in the malls. makes things easier

    Adrian

  • Reply to: The OIG Wants to Know How You Feel about Sick Leave   3 years 8 months ago

    Does anyone ever even try to come up with an informative or constuructive post on blogs?
    I am constantly amazed by the number of people who post nonsense or simply troll...

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 8 months ago

    For the sake of transparency I believe customers need to know how the .44 cents spent for postage is applied against operating expenses, for example 1 penny for fuel, 3 cents for facilities/infrasctructure, 40 cents for wages/personnel etc.
    Explaining out the requirements may help make the case of postal rate changes.

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 8 months ago

    Well, it actually depends on how many times it is missent, or turned around.

    And, from this casual observers post, it's alot of miles in handling,
    fuel consumption, labor, and of course the all encompassing management
    strategies, and initiatives. Very creative economic initiatives are deriving real value here.

    And, the whole recycling concept is unique. Rather than deliver it
    and let someone else dispose of the BBM, the USPS rises to the task and re-handles this pesky little detail. In our community, we donate unwanted paper for non-profits or the "children". At least I think that's where it goes???

  • Reply to: Postal Service Revenue: What Should be Done?   3 years 8 months ago

    I will go with option 1, offer new services the only solution to all these problem.
    Offer new services like that of other major foreign posts (logistics, banking)

    And use latest technology in all aspects.

  • Reply to: Standardization of Mail Processing Operations   3 years 8 months ago

    Why doesn't USPS adopt a standard for mail other than sizes such as mandatory envelopes and minimal paper thicknesses. I work at a processing facility and the biggest reason for machine jams and mail being chewed up is because there is no standard for first class or standard mail. It has to be machinable but no one seems to care about this, least of all the management who seem to only care about pay for performance. As far a Lean Six Sigma, the USPS can blow all the money they want on that useless waste of money program but it will not make a bit of difference unless there is a real standard for the mail.

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 8 months ago

    We are one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet we squabble over increasing the cost of a stamp??? Individual use of 1st Class mail is declining and will continue to decline. The up and coming generations will use automatic bill pay or pay their bills via the internet using their cell phones/tablets/computers. So please quit these petty 1 cent increases the merely erode the volume little by little causing a slow and painful death of a valuable agency. Instead, rip the bandage off and raise the rate to 50 cents or whatever amount is necessary to cover the expense of universal service. Also, the USPS must get out of bed with the larger mailing industry and raise rates for them. Any discounts catalogers receive should be in relation to the volume of products they ship vis USPS. Non-profits rates should be based on an organization's administrative frugality/overhead rates so that the large discounts are given only to those that are truly just a charity. Politicians and PAC's should also be paying their fair share for campaign advertisements. I doubt that the cable/television or radio industries are giving them a free (reduced) ride. If we raise rates a considerable amount, yes we will lose customers, but we will also found out who is sticking around for the longer haul.

  • Reply to: Postal Service Revenue: What Should be Done?   3 years 8 months ago

    HOW ABOUT THIS ? A number of folks out there don't entirely trust e-mail or tweeting a message. If USPS had a SECURE site where a person could type out a letter/message privately, pay a fee, & send it via USPS AS A LETTER, they'd know that it would be DELIVERED BY HAND to an actual person. Something to think about in raising revenue . . .

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 8 months ago

    We have cut about as far as possible. Service is slipping. Our management has not marketed our great service and low rates. UPS and FEDEX raise rates to remain profitable. Our management has let us down. Go to Congress and change rate changing method and quit begging.

  • Reply to: How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?   3 years 8 months ago

    I think we get an incredible deal here. Even with the postal rates increasing for the second time in recent memory. I send mail all the time. Over 20 pieces each week..and I still think I get an excellent deal for all the traveling my mail does. This graph is an excellent way to show just how far our 44 cents gets us in comparison to other countries.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   3 years 8 months ago

    I have 2 idea's of saving the Postal Service LOTS of money just by changing a currant policy. I went to eIDEAS and they want you to go through your supervisor with your idea. Then the very last thing is they want you to Test idea for 6 months and document feasibility. I just want someone with some clout to view my idea and let me know. It doesn't have to be tested and it wouldn't cost one cent to put it into effect. They make you jump through all these hoops and your just trying to save THEM money. Very disscouraging.

  • Reply to: The OIG Wants to Know How You Feel about Sick Leave   3 years 8 months ago

    I think the reason you are seeing more sick calls as the years pass, is because the workload for the letter carrier has risen constantly. The latest FSS implementation has made the letter carrier route longer on the street. You may not think an extra 45 minutes hoofin it on the street is much of a big deal. But then again, if you think that, you have never carried mail. The increased "physical labor" part of our job, has greatly increased. We're not complaining ( generally ), but when people get on our case for the occasional sick call, we are forced to defend our actions. Sometimes, all we need is an extra day off, to recover, rejuvenate, and get back on track. Small price to pay seeing as how by the time our 30 year career is over, most of us need knee/hip/shoulder surgery at least once.

  • Reply to: Postal Service Revenue: What Should be Done?   3 years 8 months ago

    Why don't you sell comercial advertising on your stamps? It would rains revenue and do away with all those silly flowers and stuff that we can't figure out which end or side is up anyway!

  • Reply to: 5-Day Delivery? What About 3-Day?   3 years 8 months ago

    OK we got alot of people on here that are under the table. Average Postmaster does not make over $100 way off due to I am average. 2nd I have been a Army Soldier, US Marine, clerk, city carrier and now a Postmaster I have worked hard my life in the government. Nothing will be out sorced if we go to 5 days, it will be just like a week with a holiday every week, only the PO will delivery the mail. And yes city carriers not all try every day how to make 8 hrs, under trees, 1hr lunches ect. Rural get in and out and go home, this is how they all should work. I would take 50 rural over 5 city any day of the week.

  • Reply to: Training . . . Stay or Pay?   3 years 8 months ago

    You made a good point. When the employee finished the training, he should be compensated with a higher pay since he is now more skilled than before and could do more as an employee.
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  • Reply to: Are Contract Postal Units and Village Post Offices the Post Office of the Future?   3 years 8 months ago

    great idea I had not crossed his mind, is a good way to make life easier for people and generate extra income that does not require investing large sums of money and can put in any shop.
    bye

  • Reply to: Digital Currency: An Opportunity for the Postal Service?   3 years 8 months ago

    Yes, the USPS could offer a custom version of the card for socialists entitled "I care about healthcard" or "Liberty or Healthcare?"

  • Reply to: Digital Currency: An Opportunity for the Postal Service?   3 years 8 months ago

    Offering prepaid cards might provide a certain element of safety to the "unbanked" Remember unbanked could include children, displaced single parents, those unable to get a credit card or uncomfortable carrying cash and/or dealing with banks.

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