One item for discussion lately has been the number of postal outlets. Some say we need fewer, since people can buy postage from grocery stores and at usps.com. Other say we need more, to increase our presence.
There has been a change in our facility mix.
Since 1970, the number of traditional "Post Offices" has declined 15 percent, from 32,002 to 27,161. During the same time frame, the number of Post Office Branches and Stations has gone from 3,869 to 4,828. That's an increase of 25 percent.
Community Post Offices and Contract Postal Units have dropped from 7,241 to 3,834. That's a decrease of 45 percent.
What do you think? Do we more facilities, or less and why?