As the United States Postal Service continues its evolution as a forward-thinking, fast-acting company capable of providing quality products and services for its customers, it continues to remember and celebrate its roots as the first national network of communications that literally bound a nation together. Ours is a proud heritage built on a simple yet profound mission: Bind the nation together. Connect every American, every door, every business, everywhere through the simple act of delivering mail and packages. This idea of universal service is at the heart of the $1.4 trillion industry that employs more than 7.5 million people and drives commerce, plays an integral part in every American community and remains the greatest value of any post in the world.
The Postal Service delivers more mail to more addresses in a larger geographical area than any other post in the world. The Postal Service delivers to more than 157 million addresses in every state, city and town in this country. Everyone living in the United States and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same postage regardless of their location. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.