In the first quarter of 2021 the world’s major postal services continued to persevere through the pandemic, amid significant operational and financial challenges. The positive news includes expanded delivery in the United Kingdom, Japan Post’s ecommerce venture, and a study by the Universal Postal Union about opportunities in marketing mail. Deutsche...

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is failing to provide equitable mail delivery as its own statistics show pronounced geographic disparities in on-time delivery. This problem is long-standing but dramatically escalated during the pandemic when timeliness plunged nationwide. It is unclear why these geographic disparities exist and why they have been...