USPS OIG Report: Management of Postal Zones

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of Postal Service “zone”-based postage rates. These rates apply to select mail products including Priority Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Parcel Select, First Class Package Service, and Periodicals. The total volume of competitive and market dominant mail that included zone pricing was 10.1 billion of the 142.4 billion…

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USPS: ZIP ZIP hooray! 7 facts about ZIP Codes

You see ZIP Codes every day, but how much do you know about them? “The list” is here to help you sort it all out. 1. “ZIP” stands for “Zoning Improvement Plan.” The five-digit codes were introduced in 1963 and assigned to every address in the nation to better sort and deliver mail. 2. Mr….

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Audio: ZIP Codes Tamed The Postal Service Boom 52 Years Ago

By Edgar B. Herwick III – July 3, 2015 We all have one, we know it by heart, and we share it with our neighbors. But chances are you haven’t thought that much about one ubiquitous part of American life — the ZIP Code. We all know about the middle-class and suburban boom in the…

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