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All down hill for the USPS13473

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There is plenty that can be done to improve their finances, too. A lot has been written about growth opportunities for more services, such as banking, or low-cost Internet service, or driver's license renewals and passports.

Here is an article on many of the things the USPS could do to increase revenue, including checking and savings accounts, check-cashing, low-fee ATMs, money transfers, bill payment, and refillable USPS debit cards.


Our local library does passport applications. Our local library even takes the photo, assists in filing out the application, and checks it to make sure their won't be any issues once you mail it in. All of that and no attitude either that our local USPS person that does applications is famous for handing out when you see her. After experiencing the way they do it and the USPS brand of service I'd never go to the USPS to have one done in the future.
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@Tedsaid USPS is the only postal services in the main countries i am aware of which provides free shipping supplies. and people misuse it. i agree that the pension fund is the main contributor but not the only one. usps‘s revenues will keep dropping as package earnings will not offset the continued decrease in revenue from letter services. passport, postal bank services etc will also fail as too expensive to have physical post offices / branches. banks do not make money from deposits without making loans. in order to make loans you need to establish a complete new work force. postal services and banks have that in common that over time you will continue to see less physical branches

next step for usps is to close post offices and instead make agreements with main supermarket chains to rent space such places.
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this is s good article to understand the topic if your experience with postal service is usps as usps is way behind in the thought process compared to some other countries

http://leapfrogbusinessconsulting.com/?page_id=4130
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I think offering free shipping supplies was a brilliant move. The USPS gets a LOT of business this way, and the vast majority of people use the supplies correctly. Or make up for it with other shipments.


I don't disagree with this. Since it has lasted through more than 1 management I assume the program works in their favor. But I do wonder what is the cost of giving them out with no strings attached. I could see maybe a redemption program...pay $1 for your first box and get a new one free each time you use the prepaid box to ship. Maybe that's too complicated. It could be that the waste and abuse of these free boxes is a much smaller dollar amount than some of us are thinking.

Edit: Man I really hate seeing the Suspension thread at the top of the page. Looks like we lost @tedsaid permanently. That makes me sad regardless of the fact that we have big differences in political positions.
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I guess I’m a little confused how a conversation about the USPS isn’t going to get somewhat political.

The USPS has been politicized like most anything these days.

I’ll probably get my own wrist slap or more, but I guess I’d like to think banning a long-time and active member of the board would be for something a little worse than discussing the facts of the mail.

Anyway, see you guys in a week, I guess...
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You know those little Chihuahua dogs who look like they're always nervous and have to watch where they go all the time? It's a shame, but sometimes I feel like that when I come to the CBCS boards.
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You know those little Chihuahua dogs who look like they're always nervous and have to watch where they go all the time? It's a shame, but sometimes I feel like that when I come to the CBCS boards.


Ha ha! Great visual!
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I guess I’m a little confused how a conversation about the USPS isn’t going to get somewhat political.

The USPS has been politicized like most anything these days.

I’ll probably get my own wrist slap or more, but I guess I’d like to think banning a long-time and active member of the board would be for something a little worse than discussing the facts of the mail.

Anyway, see you guys in a week, I guess...


Genuine question since I'm fairly new to posting here... When people get banned or suspended, are their posts deleted? The only thing I saw tedsaid post was about free supplies, and the potential benefits for the USPS. Is that the ban-worthy political remark, or was there a deleted post that went further?

Sorry if I missed something. Just want to know the rules so that I don't get into trouble.
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@jokioo

Usually the offending posts are taken down.

My problem is we can’t see it and there have been some “working of the refs” on one side and my concern is the middle has been moved in such a way that it’s not actually the middle.
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@jokioo threads do get scrubbed. I don't know if there's a deleted post for every ban but I imagine the percentage is awfully high.
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