Cash-Strapped USPS Gets Lucky With New Amazon Sunday Delivery

Cash-Strapped USPS Gets Lucky With New Amazon Sunday Delivery

The United States Postal Service has been struggling to make money for some time now, but ho! What is that yonder, in the distance? Could it be a knight in shining armor, riding in to save this damsel in distress? And what is the male version of a damsel? Anyway, Amazon is rolling out Sunday package delivery and it’s granted USPS the contract to carry it out. [More]

Mail Carrier Decides The Best Way To Get To Customer’s Door Is To Drive Over The Front Yard

Mail Carrier Decides The Best Way To Get To Customer’s Door Is To Drive Over The Front Yard

Why walk somewhere when you can drive? That was apparently the thinking employed by a United States Postal Service worker who drove over a customer’s front yard instead of walking up to the home’s porch to deliver a small package. And the whole thing was of course, caught on video, or we’d be none the wiser. [More]

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“Return To Sender” Less Likely If USPS Lets Customers Ship Booze Through The Mail

Sex sells, or so they say, but because that’s a bit trickier to ship through the mail, the United States Postal Service is instead looking to turn to booze as a moneymaker. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said he’s hoping to start delivering alcoholic beverages through the mail as a way to raise up to $50 million a year for the struggling USPS. [More]

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USPS Grants Saturday Mail Delivery A Stay Of Execution After All

Break out the high fives and order the cake — the United States Postal Service says it won’t be killing off Saturday mail delivery. At least, it’s not going to do that anytime soon. The agency had threatened to stop the service out of budgetary concerns, the main concern being that it doesn’t have much cash. [More]

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Postal Service Launching Clothing Line Because The Mailman Is The Epitome Of Style

For all those times you sat by the window, admiring the mailman’s way with long shorts and tall socks, the United States Postal Service is here for you, finally. The agency announced it’s looking for new ways to make money while it struggles financially, and that includes a new clothing line it’s planning. [More]

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United States Postal Service Dropping Saturday Mail Delivery Starting Aug. 1

Your mailbox is going to feel a bit empty starting next summer, as the United States Postal Service is going to cut Saturday delivery  in a move designed to save the agency $2 billion a year. Partly because it didn’t want to continue waiting around for Congress to do something to help dig it out of its financial hole, beginning Aug. 1 the weekends will be mail-free, although packages will still be delivered on Saturdays. [More]

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Cash-Strapped USPS Raising The Price Of A Stamp By A Penny Starting Sunday

It’s a brand new year but already the cash-strained United States Postal Service is showing that it’s feeling the financial heat that kept zapping it in 2012. Starting on Sunday, the price of a first-class stamp will go from $0.45 to $0.46 as we were warned last year. Post card stamps will also rise a penny to $0.33. Sure, it’s only a penny, but it’s a penny you don’t have to pay on Saturday that you do on Sunday. [More]

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USPS Reaches The Limit Of $15 Billion Borrowed From Treasury, Is All Like, “Now What?”

We feel kind of bad for the U.S. Postal Service these days. Here it is, this important part of American life that has provided a service we relied on heavily for hundreds of years before the Internet, and here it is limping along broke and basically friendless. And now it’s borrowed all the money it’s allowed to, $15 billion, from the only place it’s allowed to borrow from, the U.S. Treasury. Sigh. [More]

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Stock Up On Forever Stamps Right Now: USPS Increasing Stamp Prices By A Penny In 2013

In the midst of continuing struggles to fork over billions in defaulted payments, the United States Postal Service is tightening purse strings and generally doing anything it can to ride this budget problem out. An upcoming retrenchment will hit customers right where it hurts the most next year — the wallet. Stamps for letters will go up a penny to $0.46 starting Jan. 27, while postcard stamps will increase a cent to $0.33. [More]

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USPS Defaults On Another $5.6 Billion Payment But Assures Customers It’ll Be Business As Usual

The United States Postal Service warned this would happen and it did — it defaulted on another $5.6 billion payment to its future retiree benefits account. It’s the second default by the agency in two months, and the USPS says it’s because Congress failed to act. Despite those woes, the USPS assures customers that business will go on as usual. [More]

USPS Says It Definitely Isn’t Going To Scrounge Up $5.5 Billion To Make Payment By Tomorrow

USPS Says It Definitely Isn’t Going To Scrounge Up $5.5 Billion To Make Payment By Tomorrow

Remember when we reported that the U.S. Postal Service was thisclose to defaulting for the first time in its history? That deadline for paying the $5.5 billion it owes to the U.S Treasury is due tomorrow, and the agency says it’s just not going to find enough change in the couch cushions to pay it. [More]

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The Postal Service Is ThisClose To Defaulting For The First Time Ever

The United States Postal Service is again standing on the edge of disaster with a looming Aug. 1 deadline to escape defaulting. If Congress doesn’t do something soon, said a spokesman, the USPS won’t be able to make a legally required annual $5.5 billion payment into a health-benefits fund for future retirees. [More]

Make Sure That Mailbox Isn’t Sticky Before Dropping Your Mail Into It

Make Sure That Mailbox Isn’t Sticky Before Dropping Your Mail Into It

The United States Postal Service has a bit of a phishing scam on its hands in Fort Worth, Texas — or really, it’s almost an actual fishing scam. Scammers are apparently coating the blue standalone USPS mailboxes with adhesive, in order to catch outgoing mail and go through it to get money or personal information. [More]

Postal Worker Blames Illness On Leaking Package That The USPS Says Never Existed

Postal Worker Blames Illness On Leaking Package That The USPS Says Never Existed

A postal worker in Florida says a mysterious leaking package coming from Yemen has caused him to be super sick, but the U.S. Postal Service says that package doesn’t even exist, and never has. The man has been to numerous doctors, and none have been able to diagnose his illness. [More]

Brooklyn Heights Postman Lifts With Neither Knees Nor Back

Brooklyn Heights Postman Lifts With Neither Knees Nor Back

Our country’s postal employees have a well-deserved day off today. However, let this New York mail carrier’s mistake serve as a lesson for the Internet age: don’t do anything stupid in public, ever, because someone will probably be surreptitiously filming you.