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Postal Reform: A Telling Survey

texaspapa1953 Wrote: May 06, 2012 8:25 AM
Really? 90%? I would have thought it higher.
restoreliberty Wrote: May 06, 2012 11:38 PM
I just take the junk mail straight to the shredder and then out to the compost pile.
Cliff151 Wrote: May 06, 2012 1:24 PM
I've been wondering how "Geico" could save anyone money when they constantly have multiple "high gloss" ad campaigns running.
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.
texaspapa1953 Wrote: May 06, 2012 8:38 AM
I'm the same way. I don't want a lot of that stuff in my house. Long ago, I used to thumb through it, but no more. If they would make the companies that mail fliers and junk mail (like mailsouth) have some kind of standard and not mail so much obvious trash, and charge a realistic price for mailing, maybe there'd be a future in mail advertising.
PecosPete.38 Wrote: May 06, 2012 8:29 AM
I'll put money on it Texas...Prob'ly 98% gets tossed w/out even getting read. Judging by the huge waste basket at my P.O. that they have to empty often. People stand by it and chuck mail all day long...including me.

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,...