The U.S. Postal Service has an “agreement with AT&T Wireless to provide discounted wireless phone service, phones, and accessories to postal employees.” However, whenever Postal Employees order products online at AT & T’s website, the items are shipped via FedEx or UPS. An AT & T representative explained that shipping costs are cheaper using FedEx or UPS.
So let me get this straight, Postal Employees order products from AT & T online and its boosts the shipping volume for its largest competitors? If USPS signs an agreement with a company (which may include shipping) shouldn’t one of the prerequisites be that products are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service?
The USPS also has wireless phone service, phones, and accessories agreements for its employees with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Wireless, T-Mobile Wireless and U.S. Cellular. It will be interesting to find out if any of these companies utilize USPS for shipping its products to Postal Employees.