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Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-21 17:52||
#19 We finally really did it.
You Maniacs! You weaponized Spongebob! Damn You!
What y'all need is the USPS "Trendy Mail" line of socks. If they go missing, they are at the Kansas City hub.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-21 18:02||
#20 UPS and Fed Express don't do junk mail.
UPS and Fed Express don't have cute stamps.
What is it about "CORE" biz that the U S Post Office doesn't understand?
If junk mail was profitable the private companies would offer it.
If cute stamps were profitable...
How many shoppers are going to wait in line for an hour to buy a designer dress?
Posted by Water Modem 2013-02-21 18:27||
#21 OK campers, let me fess up that while I have never worked for the USPS, I have spent 30 years in the "business mail industry". I have spent a lot of time looking at the business of mail.
The USPS fiscal problems have to do a lot with governmental oversite, from the calculation for pension thresholds to a government mandated service level. Yet they are the finest cheapest "postal service" in the world.
"Every address, every day" down to the last igloo on the Alaskan isles, last shack up the Bayou, most gun infested street in Chicago.... six days a week.
If anyone thinks UPS and Fed Ex are going to run the full route, you are mistaken. Fed Ex and UPS RELY on the USPS to deliver tons of deliveries every day to whats know as "the last mile"
If the USPS were cut free to make business decisions based upon todays logistical and business realities, a first class letter could deliver at a profit for .40. Also lots of "not for profit" discounts are used to fundraise for organizations that handle a lot of cash.
Posted by Capsu78 2013-02-21 21:14||
#22 A very useful perspective, Capsu78. Thank you.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-21 23:02||