The United States Postal Service delivers to every address in America and handles 48 percent of the world’s mail volume. Yes, you read that right – the USPS is that big and remains an integral part of the infrastructure of the United States, even today when online communication is generally faster, easier, and cheaper. The post office remains and will always remain an essential service for the Americans.
The USPS has always been there for you – and now it needs your help. The mail volume in the country has collapsed by approximately a third due to the coronavirus epidemic, which puts the USPS in a very uncomfortable position, to say the least. “A lot of businesses have ceased to do advertising through the mail,” U.S. Congressman Gerry Connolly told NPR, “and as a result, mail volume has collapsed.” The volume could be down by 60 percent by the end of the year, which would be “catastrophic.”