Monday, August 17, 2009

What about carriers selling stamps?

Another area, where the Post Office could improve their service is to encourage letter carriers to sell stamps. Recently, I went along on a local route with a man here who has delivered mail for over twenty years. I asked him how often he sold stamps on his remote route. He said never. With a little ingenuity from several parameters, it shouldn’t be so hard to post a sign on his vehicle that says, “mail stamps available here” – or something like that. However, they would probably then use the excuse then that the carrier would be carrying money, subjecting him to potential robbery. However, there are several ways around even this, if the Post Office was to focus truly on innovative solutions and improving service.

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