February 20th marks the day that George Washington signed legislation that established the US Postal Service. Today, on February 20th, 2020, USPS celebrates its 228th anniversary. However, despite the number of years under its belt, USPS is far from near the end of its life.
On Its 228th Anniversary, USPS is More Important Now Than Ever (And Will Continue To Be)
With its mix of affordable rates and fast delivery timeframes, USPS is the nation’s premier shipping carrier. Quick delivery and affordable rates, along with the organization’s commitment to universal service for all Americans, inarguably paved the way for eCommerce to grow into the economic force that it has become. Both large enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses rely on USPS every day to deliver products to their customers’ doorsteps. In fact, USPS delivers more eCommerce packages to American homes than any other carrier.
Simply put, USPS is the lifeblood of the American eCommerce industry, and eCommerce continues to be the main driver of retail growth in the country. Therefore, USPS will therefore continue playing a vital role in the nation’s economy for the foreseeable future.
A Quick Look at All the Good That USPS Does
Most people think of USPS only as the organization that delivers mail and parcels to every single residential address in the country. However, the Postal Service also does an incredible amount of good for the community at large. For starters, USPS is one of the largest employers in the nation. In fact, through its own employment network and billions in dollars of postal contracts, USPS is at the heart of a $1.4 trillion mailing industry that employs over 7.5 million people. It is also one of the United States’ largest employers of minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals.
Even after 228 years of existence, USPS has never forgotten about the most crucial contributors to its success: its people.