9th October: World Post Day
World Post Day on October 9th each year honors the work of those who work in the postal industry. Another goal of the day includes raising awareness about the vital role the postal sector plays in the daily lives of businesses and individuals around the world.
As a whole, the postal industry dramatically influences the social and economic development of countries globally. In the United States alone, the postal industry employs nearly 500,000 career employees. Additionally, the industry has an operating revenue of $70.6 billion.
The United States ranks as one of the world’s best Post Offices. Other countries with top-notch postal services include:
These countries rated high based on three metrics. The metrics included access to vital services, operational resource efficiency, and public trust.
While taking part in World Post Day, thank your mailman for the service they provide. Share about a positive experience you’ve had at the post office. Since everyone loves getting mail, send a friend or loved one a beautiful card through the mail.