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…USPS is impressive?


Mail is a magical thing.

You handwrite an address on an envelope and attach a stamp to the outside, and a few days later your letter arrives exactly where it’s supposed to be.

So how does the USPS manage to handle 703 million pieces of mail per day?

Good Magazine has put together an impressive graphic representation of a comparison between FedEx, UPS, DHL and the USPS, and the numbers are staggering:

    700,000 employees, $73 billion revenue, 37,000 post offices, and 216,000 vehicles, all to deliver you your bills, Netflix, and credit card offers.

Rain, sleet or snow indeed.

[Good Magazine – How Our Mail Gets To Us]


…Stamps are useless?

Coin Mail

What would happen if you sent a letter, but instead of using a stamp, you simply taped the cash value of the stamp to the outside of the envelope, along with a small tip for the postman’s time? Ilya Shnaydman wanted to find out, so he got some spare change, some tape, and he sent a letter to his girlfriend. How did the post office do? Click and find out.

[Mail Experiment]

[Via: Neatorama]