I just went on the usps website to see if it updated any tracking info, Seems like they are now charging for tracking info.
Then you probably have the same sticker shock I have, or you will soon. Paid my bill for 6 months today and learned there was a huge increase in January, mine is now $142, or annual $284. It has been going up significantly every year, but went up about 25% just this year.I have a PO Box, same one for 40 years...
Why are they allowed to advertise as doing so then? Selling a service for 2-3 days and getting 2-3 weeks instead is criminal. If I sold a service and constantly didn't deliver you bet your ass id be done.Most people aren't aware that delivery standards were either relaxed or totally abolished some years ago and NOTHING has changed in that regard. The Postal Service doesn't have any barriers (equipment, technology, etc) to performance other than the incompetence of their management and employees.
There are NO mechanisms proposed, contemplated or in-place to change those deficiencies. If you experience good service from the Postal Service it's purely incidental - not because anything has changed from an organizational standpoint.
They will eventually get a Government bail-out, prices will continue to increase and service will continue to decline.
Why? Well the short answer is because consumers keep doing business with them and they have no competition with letter mail services. The normal rules of supply and demand are not fully in play due to the quasi-monopoly the Postal Service enjoys or they would have bellied-up years ago.Why are they allowed to advertise as doing so then? Selling a service for 2-3 days and getting 2-3 weeks instead is criminal. If I sold a service and constantly didn't deliver you bet your ass id be done.
Some smart folks have figured out Express Mail can often be the ticket to "mostly free" shipping. If they don't deliver - you get a refund. Since they routinely fail to deliver on-time even with this service, it's really not much of a gamble.The USPS has only 1 guarantee.....Express Overnight. All the others are generalizations. Read the fine print!
ETA: I just found out that the Express Mail guarantee has been suspended for some time now due to ..... (what for it) .... COVID. How convenient that must be ......