WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A diverse group of America’s leading retailers, e-commerce and logistics companies announced that they have come together to form The Package Coalition.
The goal of The Package Coalition is to work proactively with policymakers and the public to highlight the importance of the postal package delivery services to American businesses and consumers. The Postal Service’s package delivery business more than covers its costs; last year it contributed an additional $7 billion to the Postal Service’s bottom line.
“Reliable and affordable postal package delivery is a key engine of the American economy,” said John McHugh, chairman of The Package Coalition. “We support policy solutions to preserve this channel of commerce for all Americans, especially those in remote and rural areas that do not have consistently affordable alternatives to the Postal Service. Members of The Package Coalition partner with the US Postal Service to deliver their goods over the last mile to more than 150 million American homes and businesses.”
The US Postal Service (USPS) is the only daily delivery service that connects every one of America’s 157 million addresses. Specifically, the Postal Service’s package delivery business is a success story for the economy, jobs, and the postal system. That piece of the business is growing, profitable, and is necessary to help fund the Postal Service’s universal delivery obligation.
The Coalition’s members represent millions of small, medium and large businesses that have harnessed the power of retail and the ability to sell online to further create jobs and contribute to the economic health of communities nationwide. Coalition membership includes: Amazon, Columbia Sportswear, Express Scripts, National Retail Federation, OSM Worldwide, Pitney Bowes, Publishers Clearing House, and QVC.
About The Package Coalition
The Package Coalition was founded by an alliance of America’s top retail and logistics companies to preserve reliable and affordable postal package delivery services. The Postal Service delivers packages directly to the doorstep of more than 157 million delivery addresses across the country, contributing trillions of dollars to the US economy and supporting millions of jobs and businesses. For more information, visit www.packagecoalition.org and follow on Twitter @PkgCoalition.