Advertising Revenue

Advertising Revenue

Countless companies around the globe increase awareness of the products and services by purchasing advertising space on billboards, buildings, and vehicles. Advertising revenue gained by those selling that space contributes meaningfully to the bottom line, often with minimal associated costs. If a recent proposal by Congress is enacted, sellers of ad space could include a popular government entity.

Congress is considering many new and previously considered proposals to adjust the financial direction of the Postal Service. One of those possibilities includes the potential to use space on postal vehicles and inside postal buildings to advertise the products and services of other companies. The proposition is just one of many to increase revenue at the 238 year-old organization as it continues to fine-tune its business.

If the ad space proposal by Congress is ultimately approved, it could be one of many potential revenue opportunities in the final bill to expand services offered by the Postal Service.

Do you think the Postal Service should consider selling ad space on its property to generate an additional source of revenue?

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3 Comments

  1. Grannybunny

     /  September 27, 2013

    No, I do not think USPS should be selling ad space on it’s property. We are a public service, not a private, for-profit, entity. We have a wonderful brand, perfected over 238 years, and we need to protect and preserve it. Besides, the first entities to buy advertising space would be FedEx and UPS. It’s bad enough that we already have to walk past FedEx collection boxes on our way into the Post Office! 🙂

  2. Jonn

     /  September 27, 2013

    I agree. Ads work on NASCAR vehicles, but we don’t see them on UPS or FedEx trucks for a reason.Keep USPS vehicles pure and stick to their clean look so we can see the big blue bird bringing goodies to my neighborhood. I ordered a cool camera earlier this week and I want to recognize the truck when USPS delviers it. 🙂

    • Anonymous

       /  September 30, 2013

      Catch up people, we are sinking fast and should consider bringing in revenue any way we can. It doesn’t have to be “NASCAR like” advertising, it could be more discreet and professional.

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