Postal Facts - U.S. Postal Service
The past year was extraordinary for the U.S. Postal Service. We were presented with unique challenges, we revealed hidden strengths and demonstrated our essential role in the life of the nation, and in the lives of the American public. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout America’s communities, the 644,000 women and men of the Postal Service delivered — and continue to deliver today — demonstrating constant commitment to our mission of service and ensuring that customers received the medications, supplies, benefit checks, letters and other correspondence and products they depend upon.
Amid the commotion of the outbreak, postal employees drew strength from public support, expressed by many thousands of customers across the nation in the form of handwritten messages of thanks to our essential employees — on paper, on posters, on stickers and on sidewalks.
The Postal Service is proud of its ability to provide a trusted, valued service to the American public, while safeguarding its employees and customers during the ongoing national public health emergency.
We are mindful that we must build upon the core strengths of the Postal Service: our mission of public service and our people — who live, work and serve in every community in America. We strive to provide world-class affordable and dependable service to every American community six and seven days a week — today, tomorrow and for generations to come. It’s what we do!
We deliver for America. You know that. And you know we’ve been doing it for a long time. But do you know exactly how much we deliver? Every day? Each year? Did you know we don’t use your tax dollars for our operations? Did you know we have programs designed to help the communities we serve? And what does the “ZIP” in ZIP Code mean anyway? You can find these answers and more at facts.usps.com.
When you explore Postal Facts, you’ll find information about postal operations and revenue as well as some things on the lighter side of our business. Our history goes all the way back to the founding of the nation. Postal Facts is a great place to learn about where we’ve been and where we’re going.
We’re proud to provide secure, reliable and affordable service to every address in the United States, plus its territories and its military and diplomatic installations worldwide. And consider this very important fact: Everyone in the United States and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same for a First-Class Mail postage stamp regardless of location.
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Unless otherwise noted, all figures are based on the Postal Service’s fiscal year.
The Eagle Logo, the trade dress of USPS packaging, the Letter Carrier Uniform and the Postal Truck and the following marks are among the many trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service: Click-N-Ship®, Deliver The Win®, EDDM®, ePostage®, Every Door Direct Mail®, Express Mail®, First-Class™, First-Class Mail®, Forever®, Global Express Guaranteed®, IMb®, Informed Delivery®, Intelligent Mail®, Parcel Select®, P.O. Box™, Post Office®, Pony Express®, Postal Inspection Service™, PostalOne!®, Postal Police®, PostalProud®, Express International®, Priority Mail Flat Rate®, Priority Mail International®, Priority: You®, Registered Mail™, 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 Operation Santa®, USPS Tracking®, usps.com®, ZIP+4® and ZIP Code™. This is not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service trademarks.
Forest Stewardship Council®, McDonald’s®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, Starbucks®, Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Walmart®
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