Planet13 - 5:11 pm on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
UPS and FedEx has to do this as well, I would think.
I believe that they don't, but will have to double check. And even if they did, they would certainly not be paying into a retirement account for employees who do not exist.
Or that they did not supply boxes.
^^^ another "free" service they should end.
The "free" boxes require the user to pay Priority Mail rates, which are higher than first class or parcel post rates, since the free boxes are ONLY for priority mail.
(If someone wanted to ship first class or parcel post, they can PURCHASE a Ready Post box from the post office - but those ain't free.)
Priority Mail is one of the more profitable mail services that the USPS has, so encouraging people to use Priority Mail by giving away free boxes is one of the smarter things they do (if I am not mistaken).