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summerschild Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:03 PM
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37. BAD ASSUMPTION: no one pays by mail anymore?,...
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 07:39 PM by summerschild
Fewer pay by mail but it's in error to assume NO ONE PAYS by mail any more. Younger folks tend to think this, as computers are so much a part of their culture. Believe it or not, many people do not even own computers. Some (older or disinclined or without the resources to own them) will never pay a bill on line.

And remember the 25% of the population that Fed Ex and UPS don't reach? (They collect good money from the customer but actually pay a little to the Postal Service to deliver to that 25% - that would include boat routes like the Okefenoke Swamp or Alaska, or villages in the Grand Canyon that are served by burro.)

Figures are available that demonstrate first class volume - the numbers are staggering even with the amount that has gone to the internet. If you could see the literal mountain of mail that processes through any large city on any night, you would have no doubt that every piece of mail that properly reaches your name and address is a miracle.

IT IS STILL A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS - THAT'S WHY THEY WANT IT.
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