3 Strategies to Overcome USPS Reform

Rich Turner

Total mail volume handled by the United States Postal Service (USPS) continues to decrease. Since handling more than 213 billion units in 2006, the numbers have dropped precipitously; in 2014 the USPS handled just 155 billion units. Those numbers are expected to continue their decline.

Due to loss of revenue, the USPS has implemented reforms in an effort to combat changes. These include consolidating as many as 82 mail processing facilities, raise rates, and, perhaps most importantly, single-piece, First-Class mail is expected to be delivered in two to three days, rather than one to two days – and overnight delivery may be eliminated for a considerable portion of First-Class mail.

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