The acronym "USPS" refers to the United States Postal Service. It has been in existence since July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress created it. Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General of the United States.Know More
As of 2013, the USPS delivered mail and packages to over 153 million addresses throughout the United States. It had a total of 626,764 employees and handled in excess of 158 billion pieces of mail in 2013.
The USPS functions as a semi-independent government agency. It has not used any taxpayer funding to run its operations since 1982. It relies solely on the revenues that it generates from postage.Learn More
It is possible to refuse mail delivered through the United States Postal Service. The refusal may be possible even after the letter or package has been delivered. Certain items, such as certified letters, are not eligible for refusal.Full Answer >
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has an online Money Order Inquiry System for tracking the status of USPS money orders. Consumers track money orders by entering the serial number of the money order into the tracking system. Banks and financial institutions are required to fill out PS Form 6401 to track money orders issued by the postal service.Full Answer >
Track certified mail with receipts from the United States Postal Service by locating the item's unique 20- or 22- digit tracking number on the receipt and putting it into the tracking system on the USPS website. Instant text alerts about an item's status are also available.Full Answer >
Packages typically take from one to eight business days to travel from Colorado to Ohio via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Priority Mail Express is the quickest service, while Standard Post is the slowest.Full Answer >