The relationship between USPS and the nation’s businesses is being explored through a new online exhibit from the National Postal Museum.
“America’s Mailing Industry” tells the story of how the Postal Service and businesses have worked together for more than 200 years.
The exhibit highlights the ways USPS serves businesses by delivering their products and allowing customers to shop, communicate, conduct transactions, gain information, seek entertainment and build relationships.
“America’s mailing industry is quite possibly the most successful government-private sector partnership in our nation’s history,” said Allen Kane, the museum’s director. “We are excited to tell this story, as most people don’t even know the industry exists.”
The exhibit focuses on organizations that communicate with customers through the mail, including direct marketers, publishers, nonprofits and public agencies, as well as businesses that help prepare mail, such as ad agencies, print shops, software vendors and transportation providers.
Included are photographs, fliers and posters, along with testimonials that business customers can submit online. The Washington, DC-based museum plans to design and build a physical exhibition in the future.