I have noticed that the mail at my office building is collected several times a day. The amount of outgoing mail is minimal. It would save money to have the mail collection reduced to once a day. The USPS should monitor the amounts of mail collected at business locations and adjust services accordingly.
Currently the USPS deliverys mail 6 days a week to my house. The vast majority of this mail is ads or "junk" mail. I don't need to recieve this every day and would suggest that they deliver M, W, and Saturdays instead. This would reduce the number of carriers by one half.
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.
No matter what I mail/ship/purchase at the post office, I receive a receipt that is at least a foot long. In some cases two feet...I turn around like most everyone else there and deposit it in the trash or recycle bin. This is totally unnecessary and a HUGE waste of paper and money. Not the mention, the receipt really doesn't serve much of a purpose. It's not like it substitutes for the other receipts you get (e.g. ...more »
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 »
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.
I feel that mail that needs to be transported overnight to another department within public transportation commuting distance should be able to use the public transportation to send the mail. An example would be; The office in Baltimore needs to overnight a file to Washington. The Baltimore office would have a person drop off any mail to an assigned Amtrak representative or drop box. This can be done as needed since ...more »
Post Office should be more automated and have vending machines for stamps and money orders. The machines would also help track counterfeiters.
Eliminate saturday and friday deliveries and pickups.
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).
USPS Email system. Allow consumers to write or attatch Documents letters etc on a website where the document can be printed and inserted into an envelope that the consumer chooses by machine to maintain confidentiality at the location where the letter is to be hand delivered therefore saving fuel charges for the postal service Delivering extreme amounts of mail across the us without the cost of fuel to transport the ...more »
All Government entities and contractors paid with Government funds should be required to the use the U.S. Postal Service for express/overnight mail and package delivery. Requiring use of the U.S. Postal Service would increase revenue and keep Government funds in the Government's pocket rather than making FedEx investors rich.