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

Figure 10.-Contribution of USPS-Delivered First. C
Generation II Growth Alternative (assun

Conventional first-class with 20C/piece rever
Volume (billions of pieces) .........
Revenue ($ billions) ................
Variable cost ($ billions) ............
Contribution to fixed costs ($ billions) . .
Generation II EMS first-class with 12/piece
Volume ...........................
R eve nue ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..
V ariable cost......................
C ontribution .... .... ..... .... .....
Total first-class contribution to fixed costs.
SOURCE. Off Ice of Technology Assessment,
contribution would be $2.2 billion, a full $2
billion below the 1980 level.
How significant is a $0.75 billion, $1.25 bil-
lion, or $1.50 billion reduction in first-class
mail contribution to USPS fixed costs? It

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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 July 30, 2014.