How To Profit From Possible U.S. Postal Service Bankruptcy - Seeking Alpha The combination of falling revenue, expensive labor contracts and limited possibilities for new income streams have put the United States Postal Service in a downward spiral and investors may want to take advantage of the situation. Investors who feel that the United States Postal Service is doomed may want to invest in its private sector competitors like FedEx and United Parcel Service. Although much of the services offered by the Postal Service are in decline, mail delivery still plays an important part in the U.S. economy and if the Postal Service is eliminated, these companies will be the ones to pick up the slack. Unlike the Postal Service, private companies will be able to price their services at a cost that allows them to make a profit.