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“The Future of Package Delivery Is Now” in Postal Record

06/01/2012

One Silicon Valley executive sees opportunity in USPS' ability to compete for e-commerce deliveries


By National Association of Letter Carriers

Tourist Harry Whitehouse, casually strolling through the streets of Manhattan while his wife went shopping in the boutiques, noticed a FedEx driver picking up and dropping off handcart after handcart full of packages that couldn’t weigh more than five pounds each. In his mind, he was already back at his company in Silicon Valley, CA, thinking, “That should be our business.”

Whitehouse, chief development officer and co-founder of Endicia, a PC-postage company, believes that the Postal Service should be the go-to deliverer for every package under five pounds that is delivered in the United States. “And there’s a ton of them,” he said in a recent interview with The Postal Record. “I see this as the future for the Postal Service.”

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