In the future will everyone have an email inbox as well as a mailbox?

This article titled “US Postal Service pushes the digital envelope in battle for its future” was written by Heidi Moore in New York, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 15th January 2013 19.20 UTC

Paul Vogel is, in his own words, trying to bring the US Postal Service “from the today world into the tomorrow world”.

Vogel is the president of digital solutions for the Postal Service, a position he’s held since last May. The Postal Service is backed into a financial corner – with losses last year of $16bn – and there are quite a few people who believe that, to survive, it has to become about more than physical mail. Digital package tracking, quick response codes that would allow consumers to scan their mail with their smartphones, “m-commerce” using mobile devices – this is all part of Vogel’s mandate.

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