This year, it almost feels like the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service should be changed to “neither hurricanes, floods, nor wildfires stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
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.