United States Postal Service ( USPS) is one of the agencies of the United States federal government that is responsible for handling postal service in the country. It was formed on 1st July, 1971 in Washington, D.C., U.S. and her headquarters is in the same city. It is also called U.S. Mail, Postal Service or Post Office in United States. It is fully backed by the constitution of United States.
The origin of the U.S. Postal service can be traced back to 1775 when Benjamin Franklin was appointed and served as the first postmaster general. The appointment took place during the Second Continental Congress. The Post Office Department was later created in 1792 as Benjamin Franklin’s operation grew. In 1872, it further developed into a cabinet-level department. A great transformation took place in 1971, when it became a government agency named the U.S. Postal Service.
The United States Postal Service delivers about 660 million pieces of mail daily to up to 142 million delivery spots and 155 billion pieces of mail on a yearly basis. The agency has over 617,000 employees and operates over 200,000 vehicles.
The USPS offers great services and at affordable price. For instance, sending a letter to anywhere only cost 49c. The agency has lots of resources and technological equipment at her disposal to meet up with the advancing challenges of postal service.
How To Track Your Package
- Log on to https://usps.com
- Navigate and click on “Track”
- Input the 35 digit reference number with the caption “add a tracking number”
- Select label format
- It will load a new page that will contain the details of the item or package.
Facts About USPS
- USPS operates and manages the largest civilian vehicle fleet worldwide.
- The agency processes and delivers close to half of the world’s mail (47%)
- USPS is legally bound to serve all Americans irrespective of their location at the same price and quality.
- Vehicles owned by USPS do not use license plates. Their vehicles are designated by a seven digit number on both the front and rear.
- USPS deliver packages on Sunday for Amazon.com only.
- USPS is the third-largest civilian employer in the United States.
- USPS has the largest retail network in the country. It is larger than that of McDonald, Walmart and Starbucks combined.
- The agency has carrier alert program by which employees monitor the safety of elderly and disabled customers. They help to contact emergency agencies in required situations.
- The Postal Service pays both UPS and FedEx for air transportation while exploring their comprehensive air networks. Interestingly, both the UPS and FedEx takes advantage of USPS expansive delivery network by pay her to deliver millions of their ground packages to residences.
- USPS has federal agents called Postal Inspectors whose duty is to protect the mail, employees and the customers.
If you wish to reach out to USPS, you may visit https://emailus.usps.com/emailUs/iq/usps/request.do?forward=emailUs to send them an email.