Postal service ponders an end to door to door delivery

It's really not as bad as it sounds. Delivering mail door to door takes an enormous amount of time compared to curbside delivery or neighborhood "cluster boxes." and the USPS needs to save at least $4.5 billion a year to get out of the red. USA Today: The proposal -- due for vote by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday -- would affect about 37 million residences and businesses. The Postal Service spends about $30 billion annually on mail delivery, losing $15.9 billion last year alone. It does not receive federal assistance, getting revenue from postage sales, delivery services and other products. But mail service has dropped nearly 25% from 215 billion pieces delivered in 2006 to a current volume of 160 billion, says Postal Service spokeswoman Sue Brennan. The Postmaster General's office estimates labor-intensive door-to-door delivery costs an average $353 a year. Curbside delivery averages $224; cluster boxes, just $160. The Postal Service,...(Read Full Post)