Postal Facts - U.S. Postal Service
12 Social responsibility. From facilitating the nation's largest one-day food drive to addressing dog bites, educating customers on consumer protection and delivering holiday cheer to those in need, the Postal Service supports communities.
11 Veterans. The Postal Service employs more than 105,000 military veterans. USPS also has issued more than 140 stamps honoring the nation's military history.
10 All heart. The Postal Service is the core of the $1.4 trillion U.S. mailing industry that employs more than 7.5 million people.
9 Heroes. Postal employees regularly go beyond the call of duty to protect the lives of customers they serve, including older and disabled customers through the Carrier Alert Program. In fiscal year 2017, the Postal Service recognized 318 heroic employees.
8 Retail giant. The Postal Service has the nation's largest retail network — bigger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, domestically.
7 Global business. The Postal Service processes and delivers 47 percent of the world's mail and is constantly innovating to make customer experiences better.
6 Vehicles. The Postal Service has more than 230,000 vehicles, one of the largest civilian fleets in the world. Next-generation vehicles will have improved ergonomics, safety features, fuel efficiency and design flexibility.
5 Competition and collaboration. The Postal Service both competes and collaborates with the private sector. UPS and FedEx pay the Postal Service to deliver hundreds of millions of their ground packages, and USPS pays UPS and FedEx for air transportation.
4 Affordability. For 50 cents, anyone can send a letter, regardless of geographic location, to anywhere in the United States.
3 Dependable. The Postal Service is the only organization in the country that has the resources, network infrastructure and logistical capability to regularly deliver to every residential and business address in the nation.
2 Security. U.S. Mail is protected by more than 200 federal laws enforced by the Postal Inspection Service, one of the nation's oldest law enforcement agencies.
And most importantly...
1 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.