Did the USPS really receive a gift from the Postal Rate Commission allowing it to raise postal rates above typical inflation targets, or will it just be an exercise in futility? Here’s the main point. If USPS mail volume continues to decline, (and obviously that has been and will continue to be the trend in the long term), would raising fees for those declining services really help? In our opinion, absolutely not.
However, USPS has seen explosive growth in package delivery services which is growing by leaps and bounds each and every year. It would be prudent therefore for USPS to implement financial growth strategies for this portion of USPS revenues because the volumes are not dwindling, but rather continually increasing with no end of this growth in sight.