What is USPS?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent branch of the federal government responsible for providing Postal Service in the United States. The USPS handles the mailing of letters and packages, sorting and delivering mail, and selling postal products like stamps, mailing supplies, and commemoratives.
The History of USPS
The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general, he also served a similar position for the colonies of the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 with the passage of the Postal Service Act. It was elevated to a cabinet-level department in 1872, and was transformed by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 into the United States Postal Service as an independent agency.
What shipping solution does USPS have?
Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) service delivers international shipments in 1 to 3 business days, including overnight delivery to many locations in Canada. GXG offers competitive shipping prices and date-certain delivery with a money-back guarantee to over 190 countries. International transportation and delivery provided by FedEx Express. Prices start at $67.80.
Priority Mail Express International® service provides fast, reliable, and affordable international delivery to more than 190 countries. Some destinations have optional date-certain service delivery with a money-back guarantee. Flat Rate Envelopes for items up to 4 lbs are free. Prices start at $45.95.
USPS provides reliable and affordable international delivery to more than 190 countries through Priority Mail International® service. Most Priority Mail International shipments include tracking and up to $100 in insurance with some exceptions. Most Priority Mail International Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes are free. Prices start at $28.50.
First-Class Mail International® is our most affordable option for sending postcards, letters, and flats to other countries. You can ship items up to 15.994 oz that are less than $400 in value to more than 190 countries. Global Forever stamps are $1.20.
When does USPS deliver?
- From 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM during business days
- From9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday
What Impacts Delivery Times?
Power outages, nasty snow or ice, slippery roads, and major wind storms can all delay the delivery of your mail and packages.
How to schedule or change delivery time?
Rescheduling delivery with USPS requires some shipment details. To change USPS delivery times from the company’s website, you will need to enter the current address, article number indicated from the delivery notice, attempted delivery date, and preferred future delivery date.
Where is USPS near me?
The Postal Service’s transportation network consists of surface and air transportation to transport mail and equipment among 285 processing facilities and about 35,000 post offices, stations, and branches. In FY 2018, the Postal Service transported 146.4 billion mailpieces throughout the country at a cost of $8.5 billion, which includes in-house and contract transportation.
Surface Transportation Performance
Surface Transportation is responsible for servicing a fixed network and requiring daily transportation to and from about 35,000 postal facilities, regardless of mail volume.
Air Transportation Performance
The Postal Service HQ Air Logistics Team is responsible for managing an air network comprised of about 80 air stops throughout the country. It also manages 69 terminal handling service (THS) sites.
How do USPS airway bill and package look?
How do my customers tracking their shipments?
What does tracking number look like?
You can track you shipments in
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