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.
The Postal Service adds 4,221 addresses to our delivery network every day.
Each day the Postal Service processes and delivers 181.9 million pieces of First-Class Mail.
mailpieces each hour
On average, the Postal Service processes 19.7 million mailpieces each hour, 327,838 each minute and 5,464 each second.
corporate emails daily
With one of the largest corporate email systems, the Postal Service handles more than 3.5 million legitimate emails a day delivered to more than 222,000 email accounts.
address changes processed
The Postal Service processes 118,152 address changes daily.
The Postal Service issues 269,098 money orders daily.
The Postal Service brings in $890,000 from online stamp and retail sales at The Postal Store at usps.com.
There are 7.1 million daily visits to usps.com.
More than 75,000 letter carriers drive to neighborhoods and then deliver the mail on foot. Nearly 7,000 carriers deliver mail entirely on foot -- the USPS Fleet of Feet. Mail is delivered by bicycle on select routes in Arizona and Florida, reducing emissions and saving fuel.
Each day, $157.3 million is paid to USPS employees in salaries and benefits.
The Postal Service processes and delivers 472.1 million mail pieces each day.
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, $236 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 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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