Wednesday Update:

Wow. Thanks for the fabulous response to the brainstorm. We’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer number of thoughtful responses. To give everyone enough time to comment and us a little time to read through everything, we’ve decided to extend the period for taking comments and post a blog about the brainstorm with the poll on Monday. Until then, please keep sharing your ideas. All suggestions received by Friday morning will be candidates for the poll. Oh, a word about moderation, we moderate every comment, and our policy is not to include comments that include vulgar words (even if the words are partially obscured with other characters) or involve name calling. We have not been able to approve a few comments that were otherwise very interesting because they violated our comment policy, so please double check your comment before you submit it. Thanks again!

Original Post:

The Postal Service is facing a financial crisis and needs to pursue every option it can to improve its net income. Pushing the Envelope thought it might be a good idea to ask for your thoughts. How do you think the Postal Service can save money or raise additional revenue? To make this a bit more interesting, the blog team will review your ideas and pick the most popular or most interesting for a poll. We’ll post the poll on Wednesday. So brainstorm now, and be sure to come back on Wednesday to view the shortlist and to vote for your favorites. Share your ideas in the comments below. Describe the idea, whether it involves cutting costs or generating revenue, and how much you think it could add to the Postal Service’s bottom line. Happy brainstorming! This topic is hosted by the OIG's Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC).

Comments (570)

  • anon

    It bugs me that ebay customers use US postal boxes for packaging material, that has nothing to do with the US postal service. Subway sandwich barely gives you two napkins. How can you just give away boxes, as packging material, never recieving any compensation. You need to get a handle on this service. Its running away and has got to be effecting your bottom line. A box thats has a flat rate charge should be precharged for that size box. Leaving the boxes near the PO boxes, at the US postal service is convienient for us who use the box system. Abuse, for over a decade should curtail this type of handling of your boxes. Distribution of a relativly expensive product, "white Boxes", compared to two napkins, at Subway. I love the service, but its being abused and has been for years. Fix your debt problems starting here. Monitor the distribution service better.

    Feb 09, 2018
  • anon

    I've noticed during the holidays and just this week that often when I track my package it goes from a fairly close location to a distribution center farther away than it should and then comes back to my local distribution center in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Baltimore areas. For example a package I am tracking now # started in TROXELVILLE PA then to the Lancaster PA Distribution Center than to the Roanoke VA Distribution Center, then to the Washington DC Distribution Center and is now in transit from there. My house is fairly close to Washington DC. Why didn't it just come from there without going to Roanoke. It seems technology ought to exist that could keep that extra trip from happening. I understand mistakes get made, but like I said this happen about 1 time out of 4. This might be a way to save money for the Postal System?

    Feb 06, 2018
  • anon

    I arrive at our local post office to mail 25 envelopes -- all the same size and weight. The clerk initially attempts to offer various stamps that may equal the exact price of the postage. I request them to affix their own label for postage. To my disbelief, every single envelope is weighed, various numbers are punched into the machine, a label is printed and affixed and then the next one is done. This goes on until 25 labels are completed. In the meantime, the line behind me grows and I sense customers impatience. I can go to any store and buy any quantity of the same item and the item is rung up once and mutiplied by whatever. Why can't the postal service do this? You are wasting everyones time with this outdated method.

    Jan 29, 2018
  • anon

    It seems that filling in customs forms could be done electronically. Why not enable customers to type in the information for the form, then sign electronically? Currently, a customer fills in a form in quadruplicate (seriously?), and often the fourth copy isn't legible. Then the USPS service person types in the information. This takes a long time and seems so inefficient. If the answer to this is that the law says it must be done this way, then the law is out of date and needs changing.

    Jan 26, 2018
  • anon

    Why not have puzzles ship media mail? So many people like to share or sell puzzles, but the cost to mail these makes it pretty hard.

    Jan 24, 2018
  • anon

    I have a suggestion that will generate millions to help you aliavite your money crisis, how everI need a contract to gey my money first. I will sell my idea for a million dollar..

    Jan 14, 2018
  • anon

    We need a main post office in central Virginia on the I-81 corridor. Around Harrisonburg or Staunton. Packages go to the Richmond area that should be coming to western VA. Adds an extra day to delivery times .

    Dec 22, 2017
  • anon

    I think the private companies should take over the post office. They need to cut down employees, supervisors and management.

    Jul 28, 2017
  • anon

    Post office should cut the management, they don't need supervisors or managers or etc. to do the job, they have higher pay rate, if post office saves their salaries, it will help to cut the loss every year, all they do are holding coffee cups to watch employees doing their job.

    Jul 28, 2017
  • anon

    People that have PO Boxes should elect to receive all their home and office mail at their PO Box, this way saving the postman time and effort delivering mail to the home, duplicating the effort of one going to the PO Box. Give PO Box owner a discount for electing to receive all their mail at the post office.

    Jul 19, 2017
  • anon

    I am suggesting that the USPS install drop boxes at high usage (maybe all) airports at the TSA screening stations for people who have inadvertently brought something with them to the airport which will not be allowed to pass through the check points, and to mail items back home ,or ahead to their destination, or to a place of their choosing. Obviously, certain items cannot be sent through the mail, nor should they be with this idea. Have a supply of heavy duty, priority mail envelopes, in various sizes, available at the TSA drop box locations for the forgetful flyers. Employ a credit card only payment system and charge a fee that provides the USPS a well-deserved profit, and serves as a reminder to flyers to survey their pockets and luggage before they leave home, or the office. Having several USPS employees on duty at larger airports who can move from station to station as needed, to approve questionable mailings might help keep the mail safe and customers happier than having to leave a cherished item behind. FWIW. Garet 6/21/17

    Jun 21, 2017
  • anon

    For the past 35 years my husband and I have had a box at the Post Office. We now pay $ 53.00 per year to drive over to the post office and pick up our mail. I am not complaining about the cost, considering that it's out of wind and weather and our Post masters have always been very cordial. As we get into our car and head down the road to pick up our mail, just at the end of our road there are 5 mail boxes. The Post office is probably 3 1/2 miles away and for 99% of the homes we pass they have a mailbox. Which I am also not complaining about, I think it's a wonderful thing now a days with the economy the way it is, that you could have your mail still delivered to your front door free. Now knowing that the postal service is having a hard time meeting their bills and this is only a suggestion but can you imagine what it would do to your budget if you were to charge these people a minimal amount of money per year for delivering there mail outside of everyones doorstep. I think this would cut down on the cost of the delivery, the cost of hiring someone to deliver and the cost of the gas. I realize that the Postal Service has been delivering mail since the dawn of time, but wouldn't this only be right to balance the luxury of your mail almost handed to you (and in some instances it is, with walking deliverers.) I realize that you are a very busy free service, but just thought that his might help you stay above water. When you think about it, even if they were charged a minimal amount of say $10.00 per year per mail box. I can't even fathom the increase amount of income this would provide for the Postal Services throughout the country. Thank you for all of service you have given me and my family and this country. Thank you very much for taking the time and reading my letter.

    Jun 08, 2017
  • anon

    The Post Office should implement a photo ID verification service for IRS tax returns. I read where the IRS is losing five billion dollars through tax fraud resulting from people filing tax returns in other peoples names. The Post Office should offer a service that would verify by photo ID that the tax return actually belongs to the individual submitting the return. After verifying the tax return, the post office would take and mail the tax return. This should greatly reduce IRS tax return fraud and provide additional income for the Post Office. The Post Office could either charge a fee for this service or get reimbursed from the IRS since it would reduce IRS losses. A variance of this scheme could also work for electronic copies of tax returns.

    Mar 14, 2017
  • anon

    I have a money saving idea. The Mccleary Wa post office is unnecessary. Elma Wa has a post office that is reasonably close and you could save a tone by combining them to Elma. 98557 zipcode.

    Mar 13, 2017
  • anon

    When relocating one's residence, USPS policy is to forward first class mail to the new residence for up to one year, and magazines about 2-months (?). Since the USPS already generates a forwarding label for each piece forwarded, why can't the it automatically provide the originators of the correspondence the new forwarding address? This would seem easy to implement in todays automated world, and a HUGE convenience to the customer. I propose the USPS offer as an option to the public the convenience of notifying the originators of correspondence, including magazines and similar material, of a change in address when appropriate. I see this as a revenue source to the USPS, one which I as having recently moved would be GLAD to pay a service fee... saving me hours of notifying my correspondents of our change in address.

    Jan 19, 2017
  • anon

    Maybe try giving all carriers that walk Eko skelton for the lower part of bodies can help with speed, agility, can give people that are paraplegic a chance to become carriers. You can ask for the public to help with cost for better serice.

    Jan 11, 2017
  • anon

    I think that the AFSM-100 machines are prone to allowing smaller mail fall to the floor at the load station and bucket areas and should have trays placed in those areas to catch those pieces of mail as it would help improve overall efficiency.

    Jan 03, 2017
  • anon

    USPS "Self Service Max Box" - Sell boxes that are just big enough to fit in the Self-Service parcel drops, with a short URL on the box to a URL that has the current weight requirements and a locator for the nearest Self-Service kiosk. Cross-posted 05 Dec 2016 to the SomebodyMakeThis subreddit

    Dec 05, 2016
  • anon

    Have you considered doing priorty mail with drones to improve the over all cost and time?

    Oct 14, 2016
  • anon

    I think it makes sense for post office to be in business of shredding confidential documents. I would be happy to pay you to shred documents and mail I am not comfortable putting in the trash or recycle - you obviously can be trusted with confidential material. Sell official shredder boxes say for $10 a piece at post office or retailers. Turn in the box with filled with your documents in some sort of secure bin at the post office that does not require a wait in line. Or, allow folks to wait in line, bringing their bags of documents to be shredded with them, and charge by the pound.

    Oct 08, 2016
  • anon

    I think you should develop a system that transforms Email into first class letters. 13 percent of the people have never sent an email these same people I would think they don't receive them making the only way to communicate with them a first class letter. Email users don't want to type a letter and mail it. You could just have a printer somewhere stocked with a stack of first class letter forms that are folded and sealed with email contents to addressees. I know there are commercial companies that try to do this with a printer in the recipients home. It isn't financially feasible for the person wanting to send a monthly letter to Grandma. 41 percent of older people are in this situation. I'm sure you could get a premium over the first class letter fee. You already have a lot in place just as I'm filling out a form right now. You could have the writer fill out a form on your website, hit them for a fee through credit card, print the form out on an 8 x 10 that gets folded and mailed. You could have this at any mail facility that makes sense. I also think this market could grow as less and less people have printers as the desktop/laptop markets transition to phone and maybe tablet.

    Oct 06, 2016
  • anon

    In the 2016 Semiannual Report stated "The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service." JOKE! I've received someone elses mail on multiple occurrences and notified the USPS office. Then after, I got the same person's mail 5 times. 327 complaints! We need a NEW Inspector General.

    Oct 06, 2016
  • anon

    I have a friend who sent her son , in Afghanistan, a care package with personal hygiene products, socks, underwear , stationary, and candy. It cost her over $100.00. This breaks my heart and I know a lot of Mother's and family members are sick about this issue. This is so wrong that other Mother's can't afford to make their fighting young sons feel a little bit more comfortable and connected to home. Is there anything that can be done about this ?

    Aug 18, 2016
  • anon

    provide email service. People would be willing to pay $12 to 24 per year for an email service that keeps "junk" mail out and allows for a paid (as in an electronic stamp) for special "legal" emails. This should help replace the revenues from 1st class service being lost do to the proliferation of emails. It also provides a direct link potential for other postal services. Meanwhile, providing businesses with an "official mail" for business and legal purposes would also be a worthwhile consideration as businesses would be willing to pay $25 per month for small businesses to $250 per year for larger businesses. This would also allow for email linking to physical addresses.

    Aug 16, 2016
  • anon

    You need give UPS and Fedx a run for there money by expanding flat rate service to include larger boxes. Example 12" x 12" x 18". I am sure a lot of businesses are tired of dimensional weight, rural sir charge, residential sir charge, fuel sir chages and constant rate increases. I would switch to USPS for my larger packages You have everything you need to succeed. This type of buisness is your rescue.

    Jul 20, 2016
  • anon

    Errand runners charge can between $15 and $45 an hour, depending on location, with a national average around $25 per hour. The USPS can charge a fee to inform post office box holders every two weeks what type of mail is in their box depending on the size. They can also notify them weekly for an additional monthly fee what type of mail is in their box. I tend to forget to pick up my mail because it does go into a post office box. I believe individuals would pay fees for someone to notify them that they have mail waiting in their post office boxes. If the public will pay for their mail to come to the box; they may also pay for the post office to inform them that they have mail. If a postal worker calls me to remind me that I have mail or important mail that I am expecting; it would reduce my daily or weekly trips to the post office. It would also decrease the amount of mail placed incorrectly into post office boxes.

    Jul 07, 2016
  • anon

    I have an idea that will save the post office by leveraging current consumer behavior (not requiring them to return to the old days of letter writing). Problem Statement The post office is being made less relevant every day by the proliferation of electronic/internet based technology. Why send a letter at 50 cents that takes a number of days to arrive when I can send an email in seconds and get a response in minutes for effectively no cost? The post office doesn’t yet have an answer to this fundamental change in customer behavior. Opportunity Statement The major challenge threatening ecommerce and the electronic replacement of mail is security and authentication. We read about breaches in email security, identity theft, hacking, etc. Many businesses and federal and local government agencies are reluctant to embrace electronic techniques due to the widespread concern of exploitation and fraud. This is where the post office can step in… Constitutional Statement Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution grants Congress the authority ‘To establish Post Offices and post Roads’. This has been interpretated and legislated that the post office can exclude competition in some cases. The point of interest, is that unlike half of the federal government, the founding fathers viewed the post office as an enumerated, authorized and explicit power of the federal government. Value Proposition As a constitutional, quasi-governmental agency - the post office should offer every American Citizen and legal resident their national email address through the post office. The post office should leverage Public Key Infrastructure technologies (like the Department of Defense does) and enhanced authentication techniques to offer substantially improved reliability, security, and authentication via electronic media. Trying to reach a college student who changes their address frequently? Why not email their official, national email address? Some businesses and Government agencies will only mail you information. Can’t wait for it? Your national postal service email is legally equivalent to paper mail. Someone is trying to reset your national email address password from Alabama and you live in North Dakota? Head to your local post office with photo id to confirm or deny the change. Through legislation, this electronic identity provided by the post office would carry the same weight as ‘in person’ authentication. The post office would offer secure, electronic based authentication services. Think of it as an Internet Notary service. If your bank isn’t sure whether or not you really signed that bank document (for a fee) they can route the approval through your official US Post Office National Email Address. How do we keep our data secure for long durations? The postal service will deliver to your mailing address periodically a new PKI certificate card which will allow you to protect access to your official mail box. Looking to transmit bulk data securely from one location to another? The Postal Service will deliver a key fob to your mail box with highly encrypted data from the sender (for a fee of course). I think there is more to go with on this one, but I hope this is an idea the post office can use to make itself relevant in the modern era.

    Jul 04, 2016
  • anon

    We are building a software product that will significantly reduce, and could nearly eliminate returned and forwarded mail. We would like to get support from USPS to bring along development and deployment. We can reduce the weight of mail in transit, handling, and general complaints from mailers and recipients. This may also reduce the amount of mail dumped into USPS garbage receptacles. Thank you, Norman

    Jun 05, 2016
  • anon

    Since we do live in the modern time there should be an app that we could use to tell us when the mail was delivered it would surely cut down on mail theft or packages being delivered a app that will send you a notice that your mail needs to be picked up

    Jun 04, 2016
  • anon

    Number the paper backing on the 100 stamp rolls of first class stamps. That way we know how many stamps are left in the roll as we use them.

    May 18, 2016
  • anon

    I THINK THE USPS SHOULD SELL SELF ADHESIVE BAR CODES THAT HAVE THAT CUSTOMERS CORRECT ACCURATE ADDRESS IMPLEMENTED INTO THOSE SELF ADHESIVE BAR CODES. THESE SELF ADHESIVE BAR CODES CAN BE USED ON LETTERS AND PACKAGES, ALSO THESE SELF ADHESIVE BAR CODES WILL BE ABLE TO BE READ BY ALL POSTAL AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT AND MAIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT.

    May 14, 2016
  • anon

    Here's an idea, make life easier for the customers, go the extra mile for the ones contributing to revenue. Happy customers spend money. PERIOD! Also they could quit creating "jobs" paying people 50k+ a year to try and tell the carriers how to do their jobs from a computer screen. Carriers be responsible and do your job. Don't have the attitude, "I don't have to do that". Small little things that could change to make the customers life easier will net big in the revenue department. There's no service in the postal service anymore simply because someone in front of a computer is trying to control the carrier out in the public.

    May 11, 2016
  • anon

    With everyone always in a hurry there should be place where we could drive up and get stamps on one side and a mail box on the other where mail is collected ever 3 hours with the last pickup being 8:00 pm. Personally I still prefer to mail my bills but because of work and the pickup times it often makes it hard to do. I think Walgreens had the right idea to put stores on many corners which at first seemed crazy but turned out more people go there because of the convenience. There was once such a center here in Memphis that was used at lot it was on Knight-Arnold and Mendenhall Rd. I think a good spot to try this out would be near the FedEx Headquarters in Memphis because there are so many workers there and it is near Southwind. I would love to drive up and purchase stamps like the drive up teller at the bank and roll around to the other side and drop the letter in the mailbox knowing it would soon be collected and off safely in the US Mail.

    Apr 18, 2016
  • anon

    I have an wonderful idea to help sales and wait time at the post office. Everytime i visit the post office im waiting in line forever just for a stamp and or envelope or just to drop of a package and my idea will change this. Please contact me about this idea!!!!

    Mar 09, 2016
  • anon

    I have an idea to generate funds. I am not putting it on this comment line until I secure the idea and I am satisfied that this is a secure website.

    Mar 03, 2016
  • anon

    when there is a problem with delivering a package such as when it is marked undeliverable as addressed please tell us what is wrong so we can fix it... also you need better customer service I have been on the phone for 20+ minutes after wrestling with your automated answering machine its great for basic things but when I need to talk with a human I shouldn't have to jump through hoops like a trained monkey.

    Feb 25, 2016
  • anon

    Since we don't have any neighborhood mail boxes anymore and our mail carriers are very busy trying to deliver our mail. I thought that it would be a good idea to put mail slots in all the mail trucks. While our mail letter carriers our delivering our mail, we could walk over to the mail truck and drop off our mail. It would really work for the handicap. It would also keep people from stealing our mail. Thank You very much for the great job that you do through out the year.Richard.

    Nov 09, 2015
  • anon

    Drastic cutback on grievance related issues and payments made for Management's simple failure to meet. In several districts throughout the country there are thousands being paid to single grievants simply because Management will not adhere to the National Agreement and meet with the Union when required, provide the Union with requested information, and provide the Union time to investigate and process grievances. An arbitrator's decision might deny the actual grievance but the USPS continues to pay due to the egregiousness of the non-compliance. It baffles me how Upper Management is so quick to discipline a carrier for a simple infraction but Managers and/or Supervisor who do not do their job correctly on a daily basis is what is really costing the Service so much!

    Oct 27, 2015
  • anon

    I wish the USPS would actually do their job! WOW what an IDEA, do the work you are paid for. USPS located at 3905 Hedgcoxe Rd, Plano, TX 75025 steal and looses mail daily. Isn't it a crime to steal mail, not for USPS workers that like to steal money from birthday cards! What about refusing to deliver mail or never attempting to deliver packages. Never attempting to deliver certified mail, throwing away certified mail, returning packages without ever attempting to deliver them? I would like mail delivered to my house several times a week, my idea is that a person could bring mail from the post office to my mailbox a few times a week, is there a way to request mail to a mailbox that has been in well established, high density area (less than 1 mile to the next post office) The city has a dense population. Is it a crazy idea to have mail delivered to my mailbox instead of some random mailbox? Currently the USPS here delivers mail to random mailboxes, I may get mail addressed to 3 or four different addresses (Not my mail) and not receive my mail, I assume it is being delivered to some other random address for some unknown reason. I have ask the Post Master if it was possible the carriers cant read English and therefore cant sort or deliver the mail but have never received a response. This sounds like some crazy idea but it would address a problem for our neighborhood to hav3e mail delivered to mail boxes or Door-to-Door.

    Oct 27, 2015
  • anon

    So if the Postal Service is drastically losing money every year why don't they take their fleet of inefficient, gas guzzling, heavy metal vehicles and recycle them?? I'm sure they get a lot of money for the amount of metal. Using those funds towards vehicles of the furute that require less of a human interference and will be more automated. I think this will allow you to save millions of dollars especially if you could figure a way to have these newer vehicles cars powered by solar energy!! Maybe mail can dominate agai . Just an idea- Cornell Vincent

    Oct 15, 2015
  • anon

    This hopefully will make it up to the upper management (POST MASTER) E-mail. I am a City Carrier in Caper, WY. We have, as a postal distributor, have been number one in our district for many months (some for months straight at a time). I am commenting on the way carriers are recognized for what they do. I have worked as a carrier for just over two years. I have noticed (as the new guy in the system) how the carriers who go ABOVE AND BEYOND do not get the recognition they should deserve. I am one who does go and help out my fellow carriers to meet the TIME deadline to be finished on time. No matter what the volume is we still are expected to make our TIME DEADLINE. I have noticed with the other carriers who have been working for 10yrs plus, how they do not want to help. Yet the NEW AGE GROUP is ALL about getting the job done as QUICK as POSSIBLE and be able to go home in "UNDER TIME". I do believe that if the 701 plan is put into effect, then the OLDER CAREERS would work different and harder. I also am commenting here to hopefully reach the TOP to MAYBE try and do the "UNDERCOVER BOSS" show and LITERALLY find out from the ACTUAL workers things to change from within and to help out employees within. There are SO MANY things that can be changed to make it more efficient and profitable, if only the TOP will ACTUALLY LISTEN TO THE LITTLE GUY. So please read this and pass it on. Thank you, Chris Tamlin Casper,wy City Carrier Route 3.

    Oct 08, 2015
  • anon

    I work for a law firm and we send lots of large envelopes. We are a little old school in that we weigh our parcels and put stamps on them, then drop them once a day in the outside pick-up box at our local Post Office. We end up using multiple stamps on each parcel. By the time we add certified, return receipt requested costs to the normal postage of a large envelope, each parcel costs at least $5. Our suggestion is that the Post Office also print a $5.00 stamp.

    Oct 08, 2015
  • anon

    Consider reviewing every new delivery location with an opposite mindset. Meaning, if you know that a Single-Point Delivery (SPD) is currently the MOST COST EFFECTIVE mode available, then instead of working to prove an address qualified for SPD, prove (the opposite) that it doesn't qualify. Sure, it's a just a series of criterion, but why keep going with the current system, where you begin with the most expensive mode possible? Why not start with the most cost effective mode first? **The savings would be astronomical and it's such a tiny tweak.

    Oct 05, 2015
  • anon

    Start having your postmaster and supervisors punch a clock and keep them honest.... too much of this has gone undocumneted........this is a huge money saver. Also the techs that maintain your Merlin machines........ why have someone show up 2-3 times per week? Typically these machines are only used a few times per MONTH!! I would bet these ideas will be shot down>>>> mostly because they make too much sense!!!

    Jan 20, 2013
  • anon

    my idea is to create revenue, by adding a kios to check points at the airport for travelers who have last minute items they want to mail to their next destination, you could implement your if it fits it ships program.

    Oct 29, 2012
  • anon

    I would gladly pay a fee of $100/year to have our mail picked up and delivered to our doorstep. Our mailbox is only 300 feet from our house, but we live on a busy street. Everytime I put outgoing bills in the mailbox and raise the red flag, I feel like I'm telling potential thiefs "Come steal the mail out of my mailbox..Chances are there are checks in here that you could steal, "wash" and alter!" I bet there are lots of people that would pay a fee to have "door" delivery just for the peace of mind that their mail won't be stolen.....

    May 23, 2012
  • anon

    You actually make a great point Eileen. I already pay a fee to my bank to have an ATM card, a checking account, and an IRA account. This combined with my information access account (I mean really, what truly informed American has no broadband in an Urban or residential area?). Not that it is a necessity or requirement for existence, but let's be reasonable. That said, I have someone I suspect of tampering with my mailbox, but what am I supposed to do about it? This suspected prankster likes to open my box door and play other parlor games, all of which have been reported to the USPS, and the Police numerous times. But, what can they really do. So I simply went digital! No bills (with exception of course, our draconian gas supplier still does not have a paperless option), among others...., mostly government! I can tell you I sleep better at night. And, the rest of the standard stuff, or magazines, I'm on the way to being totally digital! NOOK, e-reader, and happy to be doing it!!! No newspapers, no anything.... Sorry.... The only thing constant in life is change....

    May 30, 2012
  • anon

    <b>Virtual Mail Boxes</b> Most people are meeting and talking with people online. People don't know who they are talking to so I was thinking of virtual mailboxes. If someone online wants to send a gift or anything and people don't want them to know where they are and have confidentiality then a virtual mail box would be great. All the mail will still go to their mail boxes but to a Virtual P.O. Like on the address side it will say Virtual MS3476. It will give a state and maybe a city then a code. Also make it where you can change info online about your virtual boxes. This does make more work for the Post office to read the mail but they need to make it where people know that if you use a virtual box it will take up to 3 days longer to receive. We have online friends all over the world. Do you really want anyone popping up at your house cause they mailed you some type of gift.

    May 10, 2012
  • anon

    I think they should allow companies to purchase ad space on their vehicles and carriers. They could make a fortune...these vehicles are everywhere!

    May 09, 2012
  • anon

    The postal Service can save money by having scanners for the Postal workers that have paper in the trackong devise that has the appropriate invention for time and efficiency at civillians addresses as well as at the Government facility.

    Mar 31, 2012

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