It must have been really hard if you were in the wagon wheel business when Henry Ford starting making lines of black-colored future down the street.
The question today is, is the Post Office today’s wagon wheel industry? After all, with phone, texting, e-mail, video chat – the necessity for the the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t quite exist anymore. And it’s no longer a self-sustaining business. So, what could the future of the post office look like?
If the USPS dies, will FedEx and UPS start picking up and delivering door-to-door? Because that mailbox monopoly is a valuable one. In all honesty, the vast majority of my snailmail communication is receiving bills. And as that progressively moves online, and snail mail becomes spam mail, perhaps the entire industry is evolving into something completely different?