United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service provides mail processing and delivery services to individuals and businesses within the United States. The Service is committed to serving customers through the development of efficient mail-handling systems and operates its own planning and engineering programs. It is also the responsibility of the Postal Service to protect the mails from loss or theft and to apprehend those who violate postal laws.

The Postal Service was created as an independent establishment of the executive branch by the Postal Reorganization Act (39 U.S. Code 101 et seq.), approved August 12, 1970. The U.S. Postal Service commenced operations on July 1, 1971.

This material was condensed and edited from the Postal Service’s Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway (R) site. The United States Postal Service has a 1995 Copyright on this site.

Contact the U.S. Postal Service via email: customer@email.usps.gov

Email contact for U.S. Government information: gpoaccess@gpo.gov

More Detailed Information

Home page and Introductory Information to top

U.S. Postal Service Homepage

About the USPS  its worth noting that 3 of the Postal Services’ 6 product lines would qualify as Fortune "500" companies on their own!

Postal Facts  USPS involves 730,000 employees, 40,000 post offices, and annual sales of $47 billion---there is more to this story at USPS site.

Site Map - USPS   

Zip Code Finder

Search - USPS  get around this site quick---just point and click.

The Business Section - USPS   topical areas that address business needs.

Today’s Features  covers what is current at the Postal Service---if you can visit this site and not learn something new you are an unusual person!

News Releases

Consumer Information to top

Zip Code Finder

Consumer’s Information   general information about the Postal Service FAQs, moving tips, publications, etc.

Stamps On Line

Domestic Rate Calculator

International Rate Calculator

Change of Address

Track/Confirm  tracing and verifying deliveries.

Inside The Postal Service  local, national, and international postal sites.

About RIBBS  product and service capabilities online.

Shipping Supplies Online  you can purchase various paper items, shipping cartons, etc.

Passport Services - USPS  invites you to download Passport Applications and other services.

MoversNet: Relocation, Moving, and Address Change Made Easy  online help for movers before, during, and after the move--also in Spanish.

Postal Publications

Post Office Information To Help You Get It Mailed  ZIP codes on demand plus other mailing particulars.

Clickable U.S. and State Maps  another way of getting a zip code information.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service  polices this extensive system.

For the Young and Young at Heart to top

Send A Message™

Doing Business with the USPS to top

Postal Business Periodicals and Publications

Selling to the USPS

Other Items of Interest

What’s New in Stamps  an interesting lineup of links to new stamp introductions.

Auctions of Unclaimed Items - USPS  lost-in-the-mails sales.

Postal Watch  reviews USPS activities.