The Impact of COVID-19 on USPS
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is one of many agencies that has taken a hard hit from COVID-19. The USPS is independent from the federal government, which means it is not funded by the taxpayer dollars. The postal service relies on the revenue coming from stamps and first-class mail. Amazon and other online delivery companies have been booming through this time, but the mail volume is reportedly down by almost a third compared to this time last year. Recently, the Wall Street Journal reports that the government issued a $10 Billion-dollar loan and increased its annual borrowing limit to help keep the service afloat.
Estes Designs relies heavily on its partnership with the USPS. Every mailbox that is manufactured and produced must be approved by the USPS. This approval helps ensure your mail is kept safe. Estes Designs does what it can to help support the USPS, especially in times like this.
What You Can Do to Help
You can do your part to help the USPS by shopping online at their postal store. Did you know you can buy stamps online from USPS? You can, and unlike other sites, you get the stamps at cost. If you buy stamps at other online retailers, you will likely receive a marked-up price. You can also buy cards and envelopes, business supplies, shipping supplies, and more. Shop online to support USPS while staying home and staying safe!
Estes Designs and Mailbox Streetscapes is looking to help in any way that we can. If you or someone you know are ready for a new USPS approved mailbox or accessories, check out our website. Contact us online, via phone at (317) 899-5556, or email [email protected].