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Daily Report

USPS OIG White Paper Report: Play to Win: Competition in Last-Mile Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) asked Professor John Panzar, an expert in postal economics from Northwestern University and the University of Auckland, to provide a theoretical model on the modern parcel market. In his model, Panzar shows that large parcel delivery companies are threatened by more than competition amongst each other. Their real battle is over package volumes under the threat of self-delivery by large retailers. Click here to read report (PDF)


Looks like I have the same problem as @mailmanproblems! (My photo above, his below.) – Tom