Postal Facts - U.S. Postal Service
Our priority is and always will be delivering great service that’s affordable and dependable. We have the nation’s largest retail network and our online Post Office at usps.com is always open.
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 2017, there were more than 62 million visitors to the Postal Service's mobile site - m.usps.com - averaging more than 450,000 visits each day.
There's a Post Office on your phone. The Postal Service app - USPS Mobile - was downloaded 2.5 million times in 2017.
More than 381 million credit and debit card transactions are processed annually through IT systems in Post Offices and through usps.com. These systems authorized more than $12 billion per year in debit/credit revenue for the Postal Service.
The Postal Service maintains 45,000 point-of-sale terminals and 2,837 self-service retail kiosks nationwide.
In 2017, the Postal Service received $418.4 million in revenue from 2,837 postal self-service kiosks.
More than 6.5 million passport applications were accepted at Post Offices during 2017, resulting in $164.5 million in revenue for the Postal Service.
More than 1,400 postal-owned buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
for commercial mailers
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.
Nearly 37 million address changes were requested in 2017.
retail post offices
There are 30,825 Postal Service-managed retail post offices in the United States.
million customer visits
The Postal Service recorded 857.1 million retail customer visits during 2017.
In 2017, usps.com recorded 1.9 billion visits - averaging 6.3 million visitors each day.
In 2017, stamp and retail sales at the Postal Store on usps.com - the official online Post Office - totaled nearly $298 million.
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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