Can USPS? part two
The Deutsche Post office across from the train station here offers DVDs, umbrellas, phone cards and toys — with the processing of mail appearing nearly an afterthought. And the facility housing it is not a post office at all. Deutsche Post occupies a corner space in a bank.
What was news to me was how USPS is constrained by law not to evolve or play in limited markets
It’s easy to say that the U.S.P.S. is a bunch of morons, but they live under legislative restrictions on what businesses they can enter and are expressly prevented from entering business unless it’s related to physical mail.
Now thats a bummer. I wonder if these legislative restrictions would be relaxed as things get more digital.