Cracking the Federal Shipping Code

The federal government ships a considerable number of packages each year, primarily using FedEx and UPS. In fiscal year 2012, federal agencies spent almost $337 million on shipping services through General Services Administration (GSA) contracts. The U.S. Postal Service earned only $4.8 million of that revenue, or less than 2 percent, a recent Office of Inspector General audit report found.


Charging for a New Address?

The U.S. Postal Service adds more than 600,000 new delivery points each year, mostly in the form of new residential homes. While most new residences include cluster boxes rather than to-the-door delivery to reduce costs, delivery remains the Postal Service's largest cost center. Canada Post, which has suffered losses recently after years of profits, has introduced a $200 per address charge that it is assessing housing developers for installing community mailboxes.



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  • 1 hour 44 min ago
    Can you explain how does a package that was accepted at the Postal Office - November 23, 2015 , 9:29 am Acceptance SAN JUAN, PR 00911 Payed Priority Mail Express to be delivered next day before...
  • 12 hours 12 min ago
    Several times we have received wrong mail and write on it wrong mail- please redeliver. Wonder how much of our own mail is mis-delivered. This mail man is always talking on the phone to whoever....

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