USPS OIG Blog: Do you currently use a grocery store delivery service (like Peapod, Instacart or Fresh Direct)?

Pretty soon, Americans will have no reason to leave their homes. We can order everything online and have it delivered to our doors – even groceries. That’s good news for package delivery companies, if not for Americans’ Vitamin D intake. Attention has centered lately on grocery delivery, with the U.S. Postal Service unveiling its plans…

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(VIDEO) First Village Post Office in So. Miss. opens in Stone County

STONE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) – The first Village Post Office in South Mississippi has officially opened at a decades-old, rural grocery store in southeast Stone County. U.S. Postal Service officials, county officials, economic developers and store employees gathered for a ribbon-cutting Friday morning at the Big Level Grocery Village Post Office in Perkinston. The facility…

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Mailboxes are Slowly Disappearing

Because of declining use, the U.S. Postal Service is removing many of the blue boxes. A known fact that in 1985, nearly 400,000 blue mailboxes were on American streets. Now only 160,000 remain and more are vanishing each day. What is the main reason for this? The Internet seems to be the main culprit. With…

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U.S. Postal Service denies curbside mail in Palmer, Bethlehem Township development

Lehigh Valley residents moving into new housing developments soon could find themselves trekking much farther than the curb to retrieve mail. Jason Zerfass, of Palmer Township, is one of them. After receiving mail for a week upon moving into the Maple Shade Estates development in July, his mail delivery suddenly stopped. The U.S. Postal Service,…

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CPWU: WA Postal customers, workers protest proposed changes

By Gordon Oliver, Columbian business editor Published: October 3, 2014, 7:13 PM Some 40 local residents didn’t bother using the U.S. Postal Service on Friday morning, choosing instead to personally deliver messages to local congressional staff members in support of Postal Service functions threatened by federal mandates to the Postal Service. The sign-carrying protesters organized…

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(VIDEO) From Your House To Grandma’s. How Mail Gets Sorted & Delivered

(October 3, 2014) GREENSBORO, NC — How many miles do USPS mail carriers and truck drivers cover in a year? 3.2 Billion! Over 212,000 vehicles are used to make deliveries! But before the mail can be shipped – it’s gotta be organized and that’s where this week’s Kids Want To Know question comes into play….

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(AUDIO) APWU President Dimondstein Appeared on Radio Oct. 3

10/03/2014 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein spoke with Bill Fletcher on his radio program Arise! on WPFW FM in Washington, DC, on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 9 a.m. EDT. [codepeople-html5-media-player id=1]   via APWU President Appeared on Radio Oct. 3 | APWU.    

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