It’s a nice added service for some people, but it’s not a game changer for the future of the post office. If I had to do 5 things to keep the post office alive I would do the following:
1.Get out from under the the health care funding mandate they currently have.
2.Discontinue residential delivery on saturday
3.Expand hours – the only time I can get there is saturday mornings and that isn’t even convenient.
4.Form a partnership with FedEx and UPS to provide secure dropoff/pickup services (ie. you would have an additional delivery option to have packages dropped at the post office. Tied to item 3 to work)
5.Start advertising on postal vehicles