While UPS buys its way into last mile and on-demand delivery with Roadie, the U.S. Postal Service is piloting a same/next-day delivery service in Texas, geared toward local business-to-consumer orders that companies bring to a local USPS office to get a discounted rate. During the pilot of USPS Connect Local, small businesses can print prepaid labels using using ClickNShip, the USPS’s labeling system, and bring their packages to the dock of a post office near the final destination. The discounted rates are normally reserved for large-volume shippers. Packages must be dropped off by 7 a.m. for same-day delivery, otherwise it’s a next-day service. USPS Connect Local, launched in July, is part of the agency’s 10-year Delivering for America plan, which has a goal of adding $24 billion in net revenue growth over that period.
In a keynote video address this week to partnership groups composed of Postal Service leaders and the nation’s commercial mailers, USPS Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy said the Postal Service is a different organization now than when he arrived more than two years ago.
“Together, we have now started to change the direction of the Postal Service. We are a better organization in a better financial position than we were just one year ago. And we have achieved this exciting momentum during the pandemic. The ball is now in our court to effect the operating and marketing strategies we need to accomplish this transformation,” DeJoy said in his video remarks to over 90 Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) participating in National PCC Week.
“Guided by the strategies of the Delivering for America plan, we are all participating in the execution of initiatives to improve our operational precision, improve our service reliability, reduce our cost of performance, increase our revenue and create productive and enjoyable long-term career paths for all our employees. Through these efforts, we will erase a projected 10-year, $160 billion loss and avoid a government bailout,” he added.
DeJoy said, “One of the biggest initiatives under Delivering for America is empowering employees to embrace the changes that are needed to succeed. This includes engaging a disciplined and collaborative management team, developing effective supervision, stabilizing and energizing the USPS workforce, and promoting diversity in leadership.”
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