Valuing the Mail

When people think of the Postal Service, people think of, well, letters, magazines, catalogs, and parcels. Over the past decade, the Postal Service has handled more and more parcels, but the volume of the remaining products, often called traditional mail, has declined.

 

Small Business: Big Business for the Postal Service

Increasingly, online shoppers are demanding faster shipping. Maybe you’re one of them. If so, then you’d probably like all e-tailers to oblige, regardless of size. But for small businesses to compete with larger competitors, they need help with quick and efficient logistics and fulfillment. That’s good news for the U.S. Postal Service.

Already an important segment of the Postal Service’s customer base, small businesses comprise an overwhelming majority of all businesses in the U.S., and their numbers have been growing, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Providing An Essential Service

If you’ve watched or read the news in the last few days, you probably know the Postal Service is a key part of the White House’s plan to get COVID tests to every American household that wants them. USPS is responsible for taking orders through its website and delivering up to four free COVID test kits to every household in the country. Did you know this isn’t USPS’s first time playing an essential role in a national emergency?

 

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