USPS Priority and Express Mail are very cost effective and dependable shipping solutions. Yet, USPS is not even available as a shipping option in some federal government facilities. USPS shipping supplies and training should be available to anyone military or civil servant. Granted, not everything can be shipped using USPS, but it should be the preferable option when and where it's most cost effective. It will not ...more »
This idea isn't new, it's been talked about over and over and really there should be a commitment from our current government given the financial situation to make this cut. I dont' believe all funcitons of the post office should stop on saturday but rather just the work force that delievers the mail. All other employees that aid in the logistics, and front office should work on saturday.
This is an example of a government program that doesn't work. The civilian can and does do it better so lets just put this wounded animal out of it's misery.
Have the post office deliver mail to businesses only on Saturday. This will save money in wages, as well as help environmental concerns as less gas is used to deliver the mail.
As the operator of the largest civilian fleet of vehicles in the country, the United States Postal Service (USPS) could save money by gradually substituting its gas-powered vehicles with hybrid (gas/electric) and/or electric-only vehicles. For residential deliveries, for instance, hybrids would run on electricity alone during delivery stops, and quick runs from one residence to another. Some of the benefits from this ...more »
The USPS would save a lot of money by only having mail delivery on Monday-Friday. I know alot of people forget about the mail being delivered on Saturdays so they don't check it until Monday anyways. Many people have gone to paying their bills online so the USPS is losing money. If they go to only delivering during the week they will see their revenue go up.
Have all federal agencies use the USPS to ship everything possible through Priority Flat Rate unless absolutely necessary to use overnight. Then use the Express Service through the Post Office. They're cheaper than any of the express services, and you can print out the signature form online.
Currently we are forced to utilize Federal Express for shipping packages and overnight delivery services. The United States Postal System should put forward a bid for services that will be competetive with USP and FEDEX. For years the USPS has been complaining of losing business to these competetors but has yet to secure the federal government contract to provide equal quality services as well as a reduced cost. I am ...more »
Dedicate postal service resources to delivering important letters and documents. Get them out of the junk mail/ad delivery business. Have private companies deliver this (with a fee tacked on for recycling services, with the fee distributed to local communities for that purpose).
that does more than deals with mail.
All Post Offices should assist with passports and other general questions. Also ATM's should be located in all Post Offices that provide lower withdrawl fees. Also a photo machine could be installed at each post office for passport photos and those photos could be printed and electronically mailed to the Dept. of State.
The US Postal Service is the only federal agency that handles private/ commercial shipping of packages and mail. There are private companies that offer similar services. However, the US Postal Service is not for profit and should stop all advertising on television and radio broadcasts where they have to pay for time slots. The USPS should only rely on internet advertising if even that. This would save millions of dollars ...more »
Ever since the post office installed mail pods in the neighborhood, I only stop and get the mail twice a week. I don't miss anything so why not just cut back at least one day on mail delivery.