Tuesday, May 31, 2011

US Post Office to ponder a preliminary proposal to join the 21st Century

Maybe someone could tell the upper management at the USPS about Al Gore's great new invention.

The US Postal Service is set to release its initial ideas on how it could develop digital or hybrid mail services this summer.

Paul Vogel, the USPS chief marketing officer, told the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) last week that his team had been wading through “thousands” of ideas that have been put to the Postal Service regarding possible strategies to move into new forms of electronic communications.

“There’s been no shortage of ideas of what the Postal Service should be doing,” he said. “We can’t implement them all – we’re trying to narrow down the field in terms of what we can implement without Congressional approval.”

But Vogel then added: “We will have at least a proposal within the next month or two.”