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Review of Royal Mail and the postal market

Ofcom has published a consultation following its review of the postal market. The review finds that: The universal postal service is financially sustainable, while current rules and safeguards for postal users are generally working well. Royal Mail’s current return on sales is at the lower end of the 5-10% range which Ofcom considers to be […]

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ON THE WEB Blockchain Technology: Possibilities for the U.S. Postal Service - US Postal Service Inspector General - "This paper takes an exploratory look at the technology and suggests that it may be wise for the Postal Service to explore...Show More Summary

The Letter: Invites and the Post Office

Hand Cancelling Wedding Invitations Ohhh, USPS. As if getting our invitations wasn’t enough stress, our wonderful Postal Service thought they’d add some insult to injury. You may recall, our invites have twine tied around them, which obviously causes the envelope to become bumpy. Show More Summary

The US Postal Service could have pioneered email delivery

People approach USPS lines with the same dread as they would a DMV line. That's why, for about nearly 20 years, people have largely opted for email unless they need to send a package. It didn't have to be this way. A new feature from...Show More Summary

Dogs really do bite mail carriers - thousands of them

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Nowhere more than in Houston, according to the U.S. Postal Service's annual dog bite statistics.

Infrastructure Sustentation 12: Airlines

Airlines are sometimes the most unpredictable of the infrastructure damnations. Postal services failures can be overcome with private carriers. Road closures can be overcome with longer detours. Port closures can be overcome by routing to alternate ports and trucking for longer distances. But when airlines fail, especially when all airlines are unable to serve a […]

Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

We all have cracked jokes about the United States Postal Service, especially about their workers “going postal.” Most postal workers you’ve...

Finland's Postal Service to Offer Lawn Care — Design News

Pin it Here's your mail, now where's your lawnmower? Finland's state-owned postal service Posti is expanding into the lawn care business. READ MORE »

Not Enough Mail, So Finland's Postal Service Will Mow Lawns

The USPS isn't the only woebegone postal service. Things are bad enough in Finland that the state-owned Posti is getting into... lawn care. Under the new program, which begins next month, postal workers will mow residents' lawns each Tuesday, when mail volumes are typically lower, broadcaster Yle reports. Interested Finns...

Deutsche Post Wants To Make & Sell Its Own Electric Vehicles

Originally published on Renewables International. By Craig Morris The German Postal Service wants to make its own electric cars and sell them. Its own fleet is to contain 30,000 electric “street scooters.” Back in December, German logistics giant DHL took over (report in German) StreetScooter, electric vehicle startup. Show More Summary

U.S. Postal Service Spreads Myth of Loyal Slave

Chapter three in my current book project, Searching For Black Confederates, focuses a good deal on the roles that former camp slaves played at veterans reunions and parades. We’ve all seen the photographs of former slaves, who took part in these well-attended events, but this is the first time that I have come across an […]

SendPro for Windows 10 PCs makes it easier to ship packages using multiple carriers

Pitney Bowes has launched a new business app for Windows 10 PCs called SendPro. It allows small and medium-sized companies to ship and track their packages while using multiple carriers such as FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. ...

The Nineteenth-Century Idea that Could Keep the U.S. Postal Service Alive

Earlier this month, the price of a first-class stamp fell for the first time since 1919. The drop, from forty-nine cents to forty-seven cents, took place following the expiration of a rate surcharge that was enacted in 2014 to help the U.S. Show More Summary

Postal Stamp Celebrates Maritime History

The U.S. Postal Service has previewed a new stamp highlighting California’s San Francisco Maritime Historical Park with a photograph of an iconic three-masted sailing ship.

NYPD cops charged with felonies after beating up mailman

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Two NYPD detectives who beat up a uniformed U.S. Postal Service mail carrier were charged with felony assault in Queens wednesday. Angelo J. Pampena, 31, and Robert A. Carbone, 29, were also charged with perjury after CCTV footage of...Show More Summary

Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

The former mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, was carrying letters for each member of Congress on the topic of campaign finance and the tail of his aircraft had a postal service logo. In a court document they filed ahead of the sentencing...Show More Summary

Australia Post to Launch Drone Delivery Service

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Australia’s postal service has successfully tested drones for delivering small packages, paving the way for for a full customer trial later this year. Australia Post received the backing of the country’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority...Show More Summary

Australia's postal service is now testing delivery drones

Australians are one step closer to getting rid of the postman. On Friday, Australia Post announced it would begin a trial to deliver small packages using drone technology.  "We're excited to be the first major parcels and logistics company...Show More Summary

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