Implications of Electronic Mail and Message Systems for the U.S. Postal Service

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Figure 3.-Market Penetration for High But Plat
(assuming 2-/0 growth in ur

1980 actual USPS
mail volume Convent
mail

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Type of mail 19E
Conventional ............. 113.
EFT 1

-, , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Generation II EMS ....
Generation III EMS . ..
Total ............
USPS - delivered
, (conventional and
Generation II EMS)

..... 2.
..... 2.
..... 119.

...115.

SOURCE: Office of Technology Assessment.

EFT about 28 percent, and Generation II
EMS about 17 percent. By 2000, Generation
III EMS and EFT would still be increasing
at a fairly rapid rate, while Generation II EMS
would have peaked and started to decline.
Overall, the picture that emerges is one
where conventional mail volume would decline
by about 32 percent by 2000 compared to the
1981 volume of 110 billion pieces. USPS-

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Implications of Electronic Mail and Message Systems for the U.S. Postal Service. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39480/. Accessed November 26, 2014.