Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of philately:
1. Same-day service
The U.S. Postal Service recently expanded the reach of Metro Post, its same-day delivery service, to Washington, D.C., in addition to previous service areas New York City and San Francisco. Washington Post blogger Tige Savage writes in a Feb. 2 post that it's about time the USPS joins the same-day-delivery fray along with eBay, Amazon and others.
"If you look at the true advantage of the Postal Service over FedEx, UPS, and the others, it is not logistics or price or the ability to do same-day delivery. The competitors are often better at this—it’s the monopoly the Postal Service has been granted to touch your mailbox and all your mail. Nobody else is allowed to do this without permission."
Have you used Metro Post yet? Tell us in the comment section below.
2. What's new on Linns.com?
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