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Daily Dose: 3,600 More Post Offices Under Review

Remember the days when you would get a hand written letter? Or your friend would send you a cool postcard while they were on vacation? We all know that social media and email have ended the art of a hand written letter. If you get a hand written letter now, it is really special, no longer common place. So, with declining mail volume The Washington Post reports that the Postal Service is considering closing thousands of new Post Offices across the country. The Postal Service will review the operations of nearly 3,600 in hopes of cost savings for the agency.

The Washington Post Reports:
“Spokesman David A. Partenheimer declined to provide details on the review, but in an interview with The Washington Post’s editorial board earlier this week, Postal Regulatory Commission chairman Ruth Goldway said the number of post offices under scrutiny would be close to 3,600. Goldway said she expects some areas of the country to have more closures than others.

The review comes weeks after the Postal Service published the final version of regulations aimed at making it easier to shutter some of its 32,000 post offices. Despite some changes to the draft released in March, the final version preserved a key element allowing the Postal Service to target facilities that suffer from “insufficient customer demand” or where customers have other options for buying stamps and postal services.”


What are some other ways the Postal Service might be able to save costs? Are there ways to avoid to shutting down offices?

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