Day: July 23, 2013

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

10:38 – I remember when headline writers used to do their best to sum up the actual news story in a few words. At some point, they turned sleazy and gave up accuracy in favor of sensationalizing mundane news stories. Here’s an example: Postal Service looks to end at-your-door mail

That’s bogus, of course. USPS isn’t eliminating home delivery to existing homes. What they’ve done is require new developments to install Cluster Box Units, something they should have done years ago. And they’ve finally started to enforce a long-standing rule that when you buy a home you’re required to install a curbside mail box if there’s not one already there. They don’t require people who are already getting delivery to their door to install curbside boxes. Of course, if Issa has his way, they will eventually require everyone whose home isn’t served by a CBU to have a curbside box, but that’s by no means settled.

No matter what they eventually do, it won’t have much effect on us. We ship a lot of Priority Mail boxes, and even on days that we don’t have a PM box to ship we often receive boxes via USPS. So, one way or another, the USPS delivery person is going to end up coming to our door most days.

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