Delivering more packages

Core business strategy no. 3: Competing for the package business.

Package delivery has seen strong growth for the Postal Service over the past several years, an important, positive change. This trend continued in FY2011. Indeed, total package deliveries increased by 5 percent to 2.148 billion pieces. Growing our package business is one of our key strategies for returning to profitability.

The Postal Service provides the nation with a low-cost, technology-centric delivery platform, and package deliveries are becoming a larger part of our overall product mix, accounting for 16.1 percent of postal revenues in FY2011, up from just 12.7 percent in FY2006.

This growing business segment has been driven by focused product innovation and marketing, more effective pricing and beneficial trends in e-commerce.