Increased Package and Grocery Delivery equals More Dog Bites

04/10/2017

The Associated Press reported, “Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and consumers increasingly demand seven-day-a-week package delivery and groceries dropped at their doorstep.”

Mailers that use the USPS for advertising mail and publications should think through how this impacts the overall costs for the Postal Services, not just costs attributed to package delivery.

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