The U.S. Postal Service is in some serious financial trouble.
Because of competing shipping companies and consumer shift to email or making payments online, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is in a precarious position. The Postmaster General has requested $75 billion to keep things running. Otherwise, the USPS only has enough money to run properly until around September.
A new Twitter movement is aiming to help out if people would just #buysomestamps. This tweet pretty much sums it up.
People took to Twitter to report in with what kind of stamps they bought and how cool the designs are right now.
It seems to be working; customers are now seeing a message about the high volume of orders!
Save the USPS, someone said. #BuySomeStamps! So I bought three sheets of Gwen Ifill stamps.— Peggy Stuart (@PeggyStuart) April 12, 2020
They still had them, but I got this message:
"Due to a high volume of orders at this time, please allow an additional 2-3 days for the delivery of your order."
Keep it up! #SaveUSPS!
The USPS store has more than just stamps; you can also buy greeting cards and mailing supplies online. When was the last time you sent someone a card through the mail?
On a personal note, I've been sending my parents packages through USPS Priority Mail to cheer them up. You pack up a free flat-rate box and can load it up with all sorts of goodies. The best part is that you can ship it without waiting in line or even encountering another person. Just bring your packing tape and spray bottle of disinfectant, box everything up and use the ATM-like kiosk to buy the postage. Easy-peasy!
Will you be joining the #buysomestamps movement to try and help save the U.S. Postal Service? Sound off in the comments!