US stationery giant is introducing US Postal Service sanctioned postal service counters in some of its stationery stores and US postal workers are understandably angry. So far 82 Staples outlets have introduced the counters. Reports claim that the hourly cost of someone on the postal counter goes from around $25 an hour for the US Postal Service worker to $8.50 an hour for the Staples worker.
This is a story to watch on several levels: Stapes in Australia, Australia Post continuing to evolve its model, newsagents looking to expand foot traffic generators and competitors of newsagents looking to broaden their appeal. To explore this story from the US further check out the results of a Google search.