US Post Office
The United States Postal Service (USPS), also known as the Post Office and U.S. Mail, is an
independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. On July 26, 1775, the Second Continental Congress created the United States Post Office (USPO) in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin who was the first postmaster general. Franklin (1706-1790) put in place the foundation for many aspects of today’s mail system.
Even in an increasingly digital world, the Postal Service remains part of this nation’s economy, serving its people and businesses and binding the nation together. The core function of the Postal Service is to delivery of mail and packages to million homes, businesses and Post Office boxes in every state, city, town and borough in this country. Everyone living in the United States and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same postage regardless of their location. The website usps.com provide customers 24/7 service. It allows customers to print shipping labels with postage for Priority Mail, Express Mail, Priority Mail International, Global Express Guaranteed and Express Mail International. With Package Pickup, customers can go online to request Express Mail and Priority Mail packages be picked up at their homes or offices — for free. Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and envelopes eliminate the need to weigh packages or calculate postage. Priority Mail and Express Mail boxes, envelopes and labels, international mailing products and customs forms are available at no charge. They can be ordered online or picked up at a local Post Office. From the Mailing Industry Job Study, March 2011, reported that there are more than 8 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in revenue attributed to the mailing industry. There are types of Mail brought in most of it in revenue like: First-Class Mail, Advertising Mail, Shipping & Package Services, Periodicals.
The US Postal Service offers a lot cheap mailing services and daily delivery to homes and business, but if you ever visited one of the these post offices you might have noticed things got bad. Staff started to disappear and prices went up. Mail was frequently lost. This was not the post office I thought, not being so naive as to think I could change the government, I figure out how I could still use what the US Postal Service does well without the pains that come with the things it does not. Here is what I learned: Void lost mail. I once went to a shipping store once went to a shipping store to mail a package and requested USPS Priority Mail because it was the cheapest.
Over years of The US Postal Service under overtimes changing leadership, the Postal Service has grown and changed with America, boldly embracing new technologies to better serve a growing population. It is time to back to basic “Reform First Class Mail”. First Class Mail needs to be protected, and should treat as one of the important products of US Postal Service to ensure that every citizen can have complete confidence in the integrity of the Federal government.