Postal Service finalizes new standards for curbside mailboxes

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By Lydia Wheeler – August 13, 2015 The Postal Service is finalizing new design standards for curbside mailboxes.  Under the new rule, new locking and non-locking curbside mailboxes must be able to accommodate the insertion or removal of a new minimum-sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep. Locked…

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USPS OIG Report: Modes of Delivery and Advertising Mail Customer Engagement

Delivery to curbside mailboxes or neighborhood cluster box units costs less than delivery to the door. But do curbside and cluster box delivery result in a lower level of customer engagement with mail? To find out, the Office of inspector General (OIG) asked the market research firm InfoTrends Inc. to conduct a survey of 5,000…

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Post office orders Arbor Circle residents in Liberty, OH to install curbside mail boxes

(July 14, 2014) LIBERTY, OH – The Youngstown Post Office told township neighbors on Arbor Circle Saturday it was stopping their home mail delivery Monday unless they had curbside mailboxes in place by then. Approximately 20 people appealed for help to the township trustees at their Monday meeting. “I talked to the secretary of the post…

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Darrell Issa’s Not-Unreasonable Push to Cut Door-to-Door Mail Delivery

For three years, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been trying to maneouver a comprehensive postal reform bill though Congress. His rescue plan for the ailing U.S. Postal Service involves eliminating Saturday letter delivery, closing some money-losing post offices, and consolidating the agency’s sprawling distribution network so it can process declining mail volume more efficiently….

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