will the Post Office exist in twenty years?

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  1. sparksdaniel2000 profile image75
    sparksdaniel2000posted 9 years ago

    im just wondering

    1. profile image44
      macro01posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There is no doubt that there will be change in Postal Service. But I'm not really sure if after 20 years Post Office will cease to exist. Maybe yes in school and in some province areas.

    2. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sure it will be around.  It may be called something else just as all restaurants then will be called Taco Bell.

    3. profile image0
      cosetteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hmm. that's a very good question. already some post offices have or are about to cut back, and there is talk about them discontinuing mail services on Saturday. i do everything online, including bill paying, and hardly ever get any mail. in fact, the only mail i ever get is junk mail, now that i think about it.

      so yeah, i think in 20 years it will be out of business, mostly because of postal jobs being elimninated and with the proliferation of online shopping w/free shipping and other couriers like UPS, FedEx, etc. readily available, as well as stamps and PO boxes all over the place.

  2. vancouver profile image39
    vancouverposted 9 years ago

    as long as people ship goods to each other, and ebay is still around im guessing yes. smile

    1. guidebaba profile image58
      guidebabaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agree.

  3. imadork profile image79
    imadorkposted 9 years ago

    No.

  4. arvind webmaster profile image54
    arvind webmasterposted 9 years ago

    I dnt think that post office can survive.

    I can remember last time i use a post office. Now a days every one is using internet or phone ..no one is interested in sending letter..
    What say guys

  5. BristolBoy profile image70
    BristolBoyposted 9 years ago

    I reckon it will.  We are already seeing various forms of diversification eg offering banking services, telephone, broadband etc.  Whilst there may be some form of reduction in it's size due to emails, texts etc there will still be some use for it. 

    I think it is also worth noting that technically the Post Office is separate from the wider Royal Mail, and is currently profitable, partly due to the aforementioned diversification.  Also the Post Office will not be as affected by the sending of less post as the Royal Mail (I should imagine that the vast majority of people now buy their stamps in Tesco, WH Smiths etc and use a red post box anyway).  The Post Office may also benefit in the near term from people going there to send packages for items which they have sold on eBay etc.  All in all I think the Post Office will survive for at least 20 years, as will the rest of the Royal Mail.

  6. vancouver profile image39
    vancouverposted 9 years ago

    without the/a post office (of fedex/ups/other) how can anyone mail good to each other?

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    I think it shall remain. It is too important for commerce. Not quite as much bulk mail coming to me, that's a plus. Besides, that's the only way to ship honey bees to bee keepers. LOL

  8. Sasha S profile image70
    Sasha Sposted 9 years ago

    In 20 years, I recon the number of letters being sent will be minimal, however, as others have mentioned, there will be a need to send parcels and packages around as long as there's internet shopping!

  9. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 9 years ago

    I would like to think so! We have lost too many good things from the past already!

  10. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    Maybe the Postal System will morph over the next 20 years and become a central system over the net....hmmm... better run and start programming software for a new system....

  11. Jane Dee Summers profile image53
    Jane Dee Summersposted 9 years ago

    Should I keep my post box?. Do I need a number on my front gate if there is no postman. Do you think the courier service will knock or phone.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 9 years ago

    It will be merged in with the new healthcare system so when you're sick of their service they'll send you a pill.

  13. hubby7 profile image65
    hubby7posted 9 years ago

    If it does, it will be greatly scaled down. It will be a mere shadow of its old self. On the other hand, if email replaces snail mail and UPS and Federal Express delivers packages, then perhaps the Post Office will no be needed and will die of its own obsolescence. As the saying goes: "The only certainty is change".

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    isis_dreams2002posted 9 years ago

    what ever the postal service is in the future I just hope it is better then the one we have now

 
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