The United States Postal Service, or USPS, holds a unique position as a government agency responsible for providing universal mail services to all US residents. With roots dating back to 1775 when Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General, USPS is deeply ingrained in US history. Currently headquartered in Washington DC, USPS boasts a workforce of nearly half a million employees and one of the world’s largest postal delivery networks.

USPS offers a range of convenient online services, allowing customers to calculate prices, track packages, purchase stamps, and acquire packing supplies. You can easily schedule packages and print labels directly from their website. USPS also provides a loyalty program for frequent users. While primarily focused on serving domestic US customers, USPS offers international shipping options, including first-class, Global Express, and Priority Mail services. Their business shipping program offers advantages like consignment consolidation, EDDM functionality, and access to commercial bonuses and promotions.