Intelligent Mail Volume Triples in Four Weeks

Jan 13, 2010, 13:58 ET from U.S. Postal Service

Sixty Percent More Mailers Sign On to the Full Service Program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It took seven months to hit the 1 billion mark, but only four more weeks to hit 3 billion. That's the number of Intelligent Mail Full Service mailpieces processed by the U.S. Postal Service since the program's implementation last May.

The milestone mailing entered the postal distribution network the week of Jan. 4, and the actual number was confirmed yesterday.

The number of Intelligent Mail Full Service mailers increased to 171, a 60 percent increase from mid-December. To date, Intelligent Mail Full Service has generated $1 billion in revenue.

"The month of December has been one of exceptional participation and performance," said Tom Day, senior vice president, Intelligent Mail and Address Quality. "The PostalOne! system handled more than twice the previous peak of eDoc postage statements and did so with 98 percent being processed in 30 minutes or less. Mailers are realizing the benefits of Full Service Intelligent Mail, and are doing so in a stable operating environment."

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The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars. With 36,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, the Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Named the Most Trusted Government Agency five consecutive years and the third Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 28th in the 2009 Fortune 500.

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service