Greensboro, NC - The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to deliver more bulk mail or "Junk Mail" as many of us call it."
It's an attempt by the compnay to bring in more revenue.
The USPS is trying to make deals with business and direct mail marketers to increase the number of sale pitches we all receive in the mail.
It's a new effort for USPS, which faces multi-billion-dollar losses and significant declines in first-class mail. Local advertising companies say businesses wouldn't pay for this service if direct mailing didn't work.
"The postal office is going to go where the opportunities are. Right now, the opportunity is in advertising mail because it provides a great solution for companies, who are trying to get it message out," said Jeff Burkett, the President of Advance Direct in Greensboro.
Customers might complain about the flood of unsolicited credit card applications, supermarket fliers and shopping catalogs in their mail, but a USPS official says they have to deliver even more to stay competitive.
But people at home are not too thrilled about the news.
"All lot that goes into the trash can," said Aubrey Holt, a resident.
"I don't want more junk mail. I have enough already," said Carol Allen, a resident.
"I wouldn't appreciate it because I already have lot of mail coming in from school and work and stuff. So, more would clutter my mailbox and won't really like it," said Adriane Easteppe, a resident.
"I understand their point of view; they are trying to get the revenue up and try to make use of the postal service. I do understand that," said Allen. "I'm not going to go down there and strike in front of the post office because they are sending junk mail. It's just one of those thing...you look at your mail and you look...more junk mail."
A Postal Service official says the company doesn't have a time table for this because it's an on-going matter.
WFMY News 2.