If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely you have an affinity for mail. Whether you design it, produce it, deliver it or use it to market your business– there’s something magical about the ability to communicate and evoke emotions through ink and paper. That’s why you should know about a new online exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, “America’s Mailing Industry.”
I’ve been to the National Postal Museum in Washington D.C. on multiple occasions and highly recommend a visit when you’re in our nation’s capital. However, as a virtual exhibit you can visit America’s Mailing Industry right now, wherever are, whether on your phone or computer.
The America’s Mailing Industry exhibit is designed to document and celebrate the 200-year-old partnership between private industry and the United States Postal Service that has connected businesses and consumers across the U.S. and around the world. It includes a wealth of interesting stats about the volume of mail the USPS handles and the importance of the mailing industry to the U.S. economy. For example, did you know the mailing industry generates $1.4 trillion in sales and employs approximately 7.5 million people? If you’re a history buff, there are also some fascinating photos of vintage direct mail pieces and old-fashioned Postal Service operations.
If you have a few moments today, I encourage you to visit the America’s Mailing Industry exhibit and take a look at this one-of-a-kind resource. You’ll learn a lot about how the mailing industry impacts peoples’ lives, the Postal Service’s role in fostering democracy and details of all the various industries that support or rely on the mailing industry. And it’s only one click away!
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