The Fate Of The Postal Service Lays In Millennials’ Hands

In the fast-paced age of email, the United States Postal Service has found itself struggling to survive. While the rise of e-commerce has been a blessing, it hasn’t done enough to counter the losses that the Postal Service has suffered with the declining popularity of first-class mail. As letters and postcards become less common, officials estimate this key part of their business will drop $800 million this year.

Faced with this grim reality, the government is betting on millennials to spur a recovery for the Postal Service. Last month, the USPS Office of the Inspector General released a report entitled “Millennials and the Mail” that seeks to define the illusive millennial and their relationship with snail mail.

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Brendan Pringle