My 2 cents worth... Monday, May 11th is the day the postage increases from .42 cents to .44 cents.
Although I am griping and complaining along with everyone else that we are experiencing yet another postage increase, is this going to affect my mailings and advertising? Nope. I believe in direct mail and always get solid leads and sales and that increases my business.
Will it change the quality of service I get from Uncle Sam's delivery system? No...in fact it may get worse!
Can I use more email to get the message out? Absolutely. I try very hard to use email instead of the post office. Me and millions of others have shown that email is more effective and the personal touch can be just as effective as a written letter.
My true feeling is I thing the post office should be privatized and split among FedEx and UPS. The air transportation systems are already in place to move mail.
The delivery and tracking system is there, many of the postal workers will be absorbed into the new mail system if this was implemented. Most of the existing post office locations would remain.
The number of days per week that we get mail should be reduced to five not six. The reason is simple. 90% of all businesses are closed on Saturday's and they survive just fine getting mail five days per week. The savings in mail cost from fuel, labor, maintenance and heating and cooling buildings would be in the billions of dollars.
Of course congress would just figure out a way of spending the money on some other useless project but we would be headed in the right direction for one day.
So that's my two cents. May 11th and the postal service will have your two cent too! Purchase forever stamps and save your two cents for a little while longer.
What's your two cents?