votrechien - 8:51 pm on Nov 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
As Rugles mentioned, Canada Post workers make excellent money so wages and email aren't the determinate causes of USPS' woes IMO.
Also as Rugles mentioned, the level of service someone gets with USPS goes well beyond what their paying. IMO, it's more of a revenue than expense problem.
For example, yesterday I mailed a small stainless steel part, weighing about 6ozes, via Canada Post to an address about 200kms away. It cost me $12. According to USPS I could ship that item for about $2.50 with them a comparable distance. I had no better choice though. The Canada Post rates are comparable or marginally cheaper than UPS/FedEx and I needed to mail this part. Point being, I think USPS is missing out on lost revenues, big time.