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Re: USPS loosing business to email [CNN]
It's especially a problem for them because email is replacing a lot
of Express Mail, Fedex, and similar higher-priced services,
so profits get hit harder.
The phone companies are having the same problem - while voice over
the Internet isn't making much of a dent, expensive international calling
has a lot of fax traffic that's easy to turn into email.
And the Web is replacing a lot of 800-number calling
for information services from companies, which are also
a higher-profit part of the business.
At 07:33 PM 1/12/98 -0600, Jim Choate wrote:
>> U.S. POSTAL SERVICE LOSING BUSINESS TO COMPUTERS
>> e-mail vs. snail mail January 12, 1998
>> Web posted at: 3:25 p.m. EST (2025 GMT)
>> NEW YORK (CNN) -- The U.S. Postal Service is facing stiff
>> competition from computers, according to an article in the January
>> 19 issue of Time Magazine.
>> Electronic mail could replace 25 percent of conventional mail, or
>> "snail mail," by the year 2000, the article said.
>> The Postal Service lags behind Federal Express and United Parcel
>> Service in shipping packages. The latter already moves 80 percent of
>> the country's packages, according to the article.
Bill Stewart, [email protected]
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