Ending the Post Office Monopoly

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Ending the Post Office Monopoly - Cabot

    So what's the solution for the United States Postal Service? Or more precisely, since disruptive technologies have eroded the core letter-carrying business of the USPS, what's the most cost-effective way for Americans to send and receive mail in the years and decades ahead?

    Its main competitors, of course, are United Parcel Service and FedEx. (German carrier DHL dropped out of the market last year after a six-year effort.) And United Parcel Service and FedEx would no doubt be among the top competitors should Washington allow true competition for letter delivery as well.

    But the real opportunities for growth would lie in the digital realm ... should true competition be allowed, and I'll get to that below,