MARKETING MATTERS - FACTS AT A GLANCE
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 www.usps.com.
• 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
• 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
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,