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Postal Reform: A Telling Survey

PecosPete.38 Wrote: May 06, 2012 9:04 AM
Texas...that's a good way of looking at raising the price of junk mail. It would encourage more interesting advertising and cut down on the repeats. I get satellite TV and insurance promos constantly, as do you I'm sure If they had to pay more, they'd send one instead of ten. Plus insurance companies can afford to pay more as they charge us through the roof.

First-class mail is the USPS’s most profitable product. Thus, the large – and permanent – drop in first-class mail volume has the USPS facing red ink as far as the eye can see. The U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general recently reported its findings from focus group discussions held with high-volume first-class mailers and mail service providers. The feedback is quite telling:

  • Both mailers and customers are turning to electronic alternatives for the obvious reason that it’s cheaper and more efficient than physical mail. The participants estimated that the per-piece cost of sending transactional mail (e.g., billing statements, invoices,...