RE: delivery service just for magazines...
by caktus - 1/1/07 8:45 PM
In Reply to: I get your point. by Angeline Booher
I recall the days. But I thing it started up in the 70's, maybe earlier. They began going bust when the USPS (a mostly uncontrollable strong-arm of government) started suing them because of some law that prevents competing with the USPS. Eventually time sensitive parcels such as sales fliers were permitted to be delivered by private carriers. The USPS later tried to fight UPS. But UPS got around it as they too were delivering time sensitive parcels as well as items the USPS refused to carry such as explosive, flammable, corrosive, and fragile as well as items so large or heavy that the USPS just didn't want to bother. Then of course FedEx, DHL and others followed. And for security needs private mail box services came about. And the private mail box service providers are more safe and secure than US Post offices.
It seems I recall something about the USPS passing up opportunities to exclusively offer FAX, and I think even email services before they entered the public domain. Seems memory is pretty fuzzy om this. But I think it went something like that. If any one has facts on this I'd like to hear about it.
Seems the USPS is it's own worst enema, er a, enemy. Seems it has always fought tooth and nail to avoid evolving with society and technology.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)