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Facts That Might Surprise You!

You probably know the person who brings you your mail and maybe even the person who sells you your stamps. And you know how to address an envelope, affix a stamp, and deposit it into the mail. So what else is there to know about the Postal Service™? Well, did you know these facts? The Postal Service provides:

Reach. The Postal Service delivers to more than 144 million s, businesses, and Post Office™ boxes in every community, coast to coast, 6 days a week - and it delivers Express Mail® items every day of the year, including Sundays and holidays.

Access. The Postal Service serves more than 7.5 million customers each day at one of more than 37,000 Post Offices. And each day, nearly 1 million people visit the Postal Service's award-winning Web site at

Volume. Postal Service employees sort, sequence, and deliver more mail - 212 billion pieces of mail a year - to more people over more distance than in any other country.

Transportation. The Postal Service operates a transport and delivery fleet of more than 214,000 vehicles that travel more than 1 billion miles each year.

Impact. As reported in the Washington Post, the Postal Service "is at the center of a $900 billion mailing industry, which employs 9 million people in such businesses as direct mail, paper manufacturers, and printers."

The mail is an important part of our nation's economy, and the Postal Service is working hard to meet the personal and business communication needs of everyone.

— Marketing Strategy and Support,
Marketing, 10-26-06