It’s All About the Money

Guess who just celebrated an anniversary? The Postal Service. Yesterday marked 245 years since Congress created the United States Post Office Department. So, it seems fitting that today is the day we wrap up our series on the value of the Postal Service. This week’s blog focuses on the economic value the Postal Service adds to our country.

 

Delivering A Lot More than Just Mail

Who would have thought ideas meant to facilitate mail delivery would not only help nearly everyone in the country, but also boost the economy as well?

Take, for instance, the U.S. Postal Service’s Address Management System (AMS), a database of around 127 million deliverable addresses. Since its inception, the Postal Service has kept track of addresses to assure continuity and currency of location information. Every change-of-address that is filed – 36 million in 2019 alone – updates the AMS.

 

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  • 2 days 50 min ago
    Four packages in one week have been lost. Tracking says “delivery attempted” but that is a complete lie. I have video proof. Did everything online, called, created a search (once you I created a...
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    Same thing here, this week 4 packages where marked Delivery attempted which is a lie and have video proof that the mailman didn’t even show up. Still waiting....

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