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Our priority is and always will be delivering great service that’s affordable and dependable. When you ship with Priority Mail, you get free shipping supplies, flat-rate options, insurance included, USPS Tracking and easy online tools. It all adds up to one of the best values in the shipping business!
Our Sunday best. In 2018, the Postal Service continued to expand Sunday package delivery to meet the shipping needs of customers shopping online.
Priority: YOU! Our priority is and always will be serving you. With free shipping supplies, flat-rate options, $50 worth of free insurance, improved tracking and easy online tools, Priority Mail offers you one of the best values in the shipping business.
Click-N-Ship customers can print shipping labels with postage for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail Express International and First-Class Package International Service. In 2018 Click-N-Ship customers created more than 35.5 million labels, which generated more than $432 million in sales.
In 2018, there were more than 58 million visitors to the Postal Service's mobile site -- m.usps.com -- averaging more than 491,000 visits each day.
providing technical advice
Representing select mailing associations, the Postmaster General's Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee works to enhance the value of mail by providing technical advice and recommendations to the Postal Service.
workshops and seminars
The National Postal Forum is an annual mailing industry conference that provides educational and networking opportunities for thousands of business customers. Attendees learn about the latest mail trends and innovations through more than 100 workshops and seminars.
boxes in Military Care Kit
The Military Care Kit contains six Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes -- two large and four medium -- six address labels, one roll of tape and six customs forms. The kit can be ordered online at usps.com/shop at no charge.
Commercial mailers can use the third ounce of First-Class presort letters to enclose promotional materials like coupons and advertising for their customers with no extra charge by the Postal Service.
With Picture Permit Indicia, commercial mailers can modify the permit imprint indicia on First-Class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail with a corporate logo, brand image or trademark to raise brand awareness and market products and services.
Combine pixels and paper to create Irresistible Mail. By using mobile technology, business customers can increase the impact of their direct mail with customized QR codes and augmented reality to help turn interest into action and create interactive experiences.
Every Door Direct Mail is an online service that uses demographic data to help business mailers target their marketing mailpieces to customers in a select neighborhood, city or ZIP Code. Since 2011, there have been more than 4 million transactions, 18.5 billion mailpieces and $3 billion in revenue.
With Informed Delivery service, you can digitally preview your incoming mail and manage your packages from a computer, tablet or mobile device. More than 15 million customers have enrolled since it was launched in 2017.
Retail giant. The Postal Service has the nation's largest retail network — bigger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, domestically.
There are 6.3 million daily visits to usps.com.
With Package Pickup, you can go online to request Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail packages be picked up at your home or offices as part of your mail carrier’s regular route — for free. In 2018, the Postal Service picked up 209 million packages.
In 2018, usps.com recorded 2.3 billion visits -- averaging 6 million visitors each day. It's one of the most frequently visited government sites.
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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