Is this a solution to the nearly bankrupt U.S. postal service?

@lacieice (2065)
United States
February 10, 2013 12:24pm CST
A fellow called in to a talk show the other night, and he had a great idea on how the U.S. postal service could earn more money and avoid running in the red. He suggested putting advertising on stamps and mail delivery trucks. I think it would be a great idea. Instead of flowers and scenery, why not Abraham Lincoln drinking a Coke? In Pittsburgh, the sports arenas are all named for businesses. We have PNC Park, where the Pirats play, then there is Heinz Stadium, hone of the Steelers, and, also, Consol Energy Center, where the Penquins do their thing. Seems to me selling advertising space on stamps would bring in a boatload of money. What do you think? Would it work?
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@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
10 Feb 13
that sounds like a good idea to me make it taste full like the do with the city buses 2 thumbs up for that one
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
10 Feb 13
Well, maybe I get the thumbs up for posting it, but it wasn't my idea. And yes, it would have to be done tastefully. Thanks!!!!
• Mexico
10 Feb 13
well some one had to post it
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
10 Feb 13
No it won't fact is we mostly use e-mail, are texting we seldom need te postal service anymore. Same in my country. Since it's a private organisation it stinks. Same with the train etc. The post is separated by now. Letters and parcels. The parcels part is sold (to abroad) we don't have postmen anymore and the post will only be delivered twice perhaps 3 times a week, plus stamps cost way more. BTW over here (the Netherlands) you can make your own stamp online if you like, won't cost you more but still that doesn't work either.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
10 Feb 13
You can make your own stamps here, too, with the right equipment. However, I disagree that it wouldn't help. It would bring in much needed monies to help keep what we now have going. Many don't use email, especially more senior people who haven't gotten caught up in the technology age. I really hope this idea gets to someone who could do something about it.
• United States
10 Feb 13
I like that idea and I think it would bring in some much needed revenue. I hope he talks to someone higher up in the post office and suggests this. I wouldn't have the faintest idea who you'd contact. I do think it would work though..I love Heinz ketchup and wouldn't even mind having stamps with a bottle of it on them, lol! They'd probably become collectible too after a while.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
10 Feb 13
You're right...I'm sure they would be collectable. Thanks.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
10 Feb 13
it night help i do not know for sure, but one thing i know is it wouldn't hurt. It could make the postal service some money in the long run. Not sure why i didn't think of this lol.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
10 Feb 13
Not sure why our 'smart' government people didn't think of it, either!!!!