In my “Big Ideas” post earlier this month, there were several unique, out-of-the-box suggestions for helping the Postal Service right itself.
This week, we are exploring five of those ideas and you can weigh in on each.
Here’s the second set.
One commenter said, “How about accepting cash payment for the utility or other type payments like the grocery stores do?”
Another suggested Internet services in postal lobbies, “There is a call today to find ways to extend internet services to all Americans, just like the call that resulted in Rural Free Delivery. Put computers in postal lobbies so that customers can get an email address. And what a great platform for advertising about postal services! The Postal Service needs to move fully into the communications business, and not be hampered by only participating in the paper communications business.”
How about this suggestion? “I think at least in the small offices they should open a coffee chain. I am a level 18 and the Post Office is social hour. I think this would go over well in allot of Small Post Offices.”
What do you think? Are any of these ideas smart? Are there some good benefits? Is there too much downside? Not enough upside? I want to know how you feel. Just be thoughtful and polite in your response.