The United States Postal Service (USPS) employs roughly 700,000 people who work to ensure that 213 billion pieces of mail are delivered to 146 million addresses each year. Those are big numbers for a big organization with a long history. Where would this country be without its postal service? It might seem that, with the Internet, fax machines and the number of commercial package delivery companies, we could get along fine without our local post offices. The USPS has felt the effects of new technologies and the electronic highway, but the volume of mail it handles each year is actually increasing.
How does mail get delivered? Watch this short video and learn some new vocabulary.