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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:16 AM

47. The problem is the service is not able to adapt to the changing economy

 

The reality of the situation is that it's not 1990 anymore. People don't rely on first-class mail anymore. When people want to talk to Grandma and send pictures in 1980, or pay the electric bill, they send a letter through the mail. We don't do that anymore. Now we use e-mail. Businesses have cut back on junk mail and sending ordering catalogs. Now they send spam through the e-mail. Companies have now gone "green" and want everyone to send their bill payments online. etc, etc, etc...

The internet has radically changed the way EVERYONE does business. UPS and FedEx have adapted to the changing economy. They have developed technology, logistics, and organization to meet what people and businesses want. The USPS is still living in an early 1990s time warp. They don't just need funding, they need some massive re-organization and modernization. I'm sorry, but the private carriers are going to eventually crush them if they try to maintain the status quo.

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