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United States Postal Service
Over the past 400 years the way that people connect with one another has evolved from telegrams, telegraphs, letters, telephones, e-mail, and even social media websites. Although all of these changes have taken place, one thing still remains the same, the need for the United States Postal Service. In the early 1600’s colonies relied on friends, merchants, Native Americans, and even slaves to deliver their messages from town to town. In 1639 the first postal organization came to town. Local authorities operated these postal routes throughout the colonies, with taverns and other places of businesses serving as repositories. It wasn’t until the late 1600’s that the first Postal office was established. Over
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USPS provides mailing services to their customers. Patrick R. Donahoe, the 73rd Postmaster General of the United States, is the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization. Below is the organizational chart. The great thing about USPS is that their customers are everyone. Whether you need to mail a letter, a package, or your or on the receiving end, USPS is providing the service to you. Postal customers are at the center of everything the Postal Service does. ( 2 )

As we all know, having a business model for your company is one of the most important things you can have. This defines who you are and who your customers are and how your company is going to make money. Looking at the Postal service business model, you can tell they are going through many changes right now due to technology and many other factors. The pricing that they have set for the postal service products is very much regulated by law. Since it is not a privatized company, they can not set their own prices; the government plays a huge part in that. The postal service breaks their services up into two different parts, such as the mailing services and the shipping services. The mailing service makes up about 90% of their revenue. The shipping service, which includes express and priority mail, bulk parcel post, etc. make up about 10-12%. While researching a little more, we found that there are substantial restrictions for all the pricing on both the mailing and

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