Thank you to everyone who participated in our first quiz last week. We were excited to see the number of responses we got and
we appreciate the time you took to play along. Your personalized calendars will be sent to you this week.
The answers to the quiz are below. But first I want to say a couple of things about the Postal Service.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the Postal Service and its current state. Why is its deficit so great? Should it be privatized? But never forget, the United States Postal Service has a rich history and to this day provides great value for its services.
Every person in the United States, no matter who, no matter where, has equal access to mail service. The USPS continues to be the only carrier that will deliver to any and all addresses – and they do it 6 days a week.
It costs no more to send a letter across the country, or to remote locations requiring access by mule (!), than it does to send a letter across town. And compared to other countries, the cost of a First Class stamp is one of the lowest.
The service standard for First Class mail is 1 – 3 days, and Standard Rate mail is 3 – 10 days. And you can get all of this service for a mere $0.45 for a one ounce letter (price effective January 22, 2102).
I urge you to take the time to wander through some amazing facts, figures and history of the Postal Service.
And now on to the quiz answers!
- The Postal Service is: d. All of the above
- Which is not a method used to move mail by the Postal Service? c. Bow and Arrow
- The first Postmaster General of the Post Office was: c. Benjamin Franklin
- Which one of the following is not an approved Move Update endorsement? d. Forwarding Service Requested
- For automation rates on First Class Mail, addresses must be updated within _______ days prior to the mailing? c. 95 days
- Which of the following is not a “best practice” when addressing a mailpiece? c. Right-justify every line in the address block
- Flat-size mailpieces, regardless of class of mail, must be rectangular in shape, uniform in thickness and flexible. a. True
- When designing a mailpiece, who would be a good resource for obtaining instructions to design automation compatible mailpieces? b. Mailpiece Design Analyst
- Mail service providers can help you: f. All of the above