Tuesday, July 28, 2009

USPS May Be Sending Mail Electronically in a Few Years

Jim Ostroff, The Kiplinger Letter associate editor, writes on Kiplinger.com that, "USPS may be forced to scan and send mail electronically within a few years."

"That’s what the Swiss do now, and most mail recipients and senders seem to like it. With mailers’ approval, the Swiss Post scans in letters and bills and then delivers them via secure electronic mailboxes. Delivery of hard copies can be requested," according to Ostroff.

He goes on to say, "Postal unions would squirm, fearful of losing thousands of jobs. But they also know that year after year of deficits would doom the unions to a slow death."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM