Postal Facts - U.S. Postal Service
Each day the Postal Service picks up, processes and delivers millions of letters and packages. No single operation in the world comes close to this level of connectivity to so many households and businesses. Here’s just ONE day in the life of the United States Postal Service.
Figures are averages.
mailpieces per second
On average, there are 5,711 mailpieces processed each second.
mailpieces per minute
Each minute, there are 342,638 mailpieces processed.
The Postal Service issues 286,137 money orders daily.
million mailpieces per hour
20.6 million is the average number of mailpieces processed each hour
The Postal Service brings in $982,838 daily from online stamp and retail sales at usps.com
address changes processed
The Postal Service processes 121,452 address changes daily.
The Postal Service has 6.3 million people visit usps.com.
The Postal Service has 6,955 letter carriers who deliver mail entirely on foot - the USPS Fleet of Feet.
Each day, $170.6 million is paid to USPS employees in salaries and benefits.
The Postal Service processes and delivers 493.4 million mailpieces each day. That's an average of 20.6 million each hour, 342,638 per minute and 5,711 mailpieces processed every second.
Zero tax dollars used. The Postal Service receives NO tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
The Postal Service generates, on average, $229.7 million in revenue per day.
The Eagle Logo, the trade dress of USPS packaging, the Letter Carrier Uniform and the Postal Truck and the following word marks are among the many trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service®:
Certified Mail®, Click-N-Ship®, Every Door Direct Mail®, Express Mail®, First-Class™, First-Class Mail®, Forever®, Global Express Guaranteed®, gopost®, Intelligent Mail®, Metro Post®, Parcel Select®, PO Box™, Post Office™, PostalOne!®, Postal Police®, Postal Service™, Premium Forwarding Service® , Priority Mail®, Priority Mail Express®, Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail Flat Rate®, Priority Mail International®, Priority: You®, Registered Mail™, Return For Good®, Standard Mail®, The Postal Store®, United States Postal Inspection Service®, United States Postal Service®, U.S. Mail®, U.S. Postal Inspector®, U.S. Postal Service®, USPS®, USPS BlueEarth®, USPS Mobile®, USPS Tracking®, USPS.COM®, ZIP + 4®, and ZIP Code™. This is not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service trademarks.
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Special thanks to the Postal Facts 2018 editors:
Sue Brennan, Ilze Sella, Megan Plummer, Ashley Holmes Mullenix, Tatiana Roy, Carl Walton
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