A new online application is helping the Postal Service better manage its stamps inventory.
The Nationwide Stamp Fulfillment App allows users to track stamp supplies and distribute them efficiently to Post Offices. This reduces unsold inventories, saving USPS money.
The app, which was recently nominated for a top tech sector award, is part of the Postal Service’s broader effort to innovate and improve its use of technology and data.
“It provides USPS the ability to improve management of our primary asset — stamps and stamp products,” said Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) Manager Khalid Hussain.
The Postal Service generates $7 billion in stamp sales each year. USPS also manages more than 20 billion stamps annually through 34,000 retail locations and two large distribution centers.
Information Technology worked with SFS to develop the app, which is available for postal computers and mobile devices.
The up-to-the-minute data provides the organization with “a much more holistic view” of stamp inventory, said Information Technology VP John Edgar.
“We’ll now be much more efficient about how [stamps] are made available to where people want to buy them,” Edgar said.