Ways to Prevent the Postal Service from Losing Billions of Dollars

Business - General
By: nwgirl    
14-Nov-2010

Introduction:The United States Postal Service reported an $8.5 billion loss in 2010. We can do our part to help prevent a loss like this in coming years.

  • 01

    Fill Postage Paid Envelopes

    Save the envelopes from agencies that you dislike and fill them with junk mail from other groups and send them back. The recipients will have to pay the post office to get these junk mail-packed return envelopes (plus you're cutting down on your household recycling).

  • 02

    Sell on Ebay

    List your extra stuff on eBay and when it sells, box it up and send it to the winning bidder via the United States Postal Service.

  • 03

    Send More Cards and Letters

    With increased use of the internet, the quantity of mail sent decreased by almost six billion pieces of mail last year. Every so often send out a postcard, card or letter to friends and family. It's great to get nice emails but it's even better to receive cards and letters in the mailbox.

  • 04

    Campaign For a 5-Cent Postage Rate Increase

    The Postal Service requested a 2-cent increase in postage rates but the request was denied and is currently in appeal. We can bypass the 2-cent rate increase and campaign straight away for a 5-cent increase. After all, it's pretty amazing that the postal service takes our letters and bills and delivers them from our door to their destinations in cities across the country.

  • 05

    Refrain from Taking Unneeded Supplies

    The Postal Service provides priority boxes and envelopes for customer use when sending items via the priority mail option, but how many of these items go unused or get used in ways that do not involve the post office?







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