A year after Airbnb launched its service, more than 50,000 people have already signed up to use the service, and it is getting increasingly popular.
But it’s the US post-apocalyptic town of Dallas where the new frontier has opened up for the company, and the US Postal Service is getting in on the action too.
US Post Office CEO Joe Hulsey has said he’s happy with the number of people using the service as a result of the global economic crisis, and hopes to expand it even further to other post-disaster areas.
“What we’re doing is just trying to expand the footprint of the USPS,” Hulysaid.
“If we can expand the postal network beyond our own territory, then that’s great.”
But the post office doesn’t just have a post-hoc post-pandemic approach to the new phenomenon.
Instead, it’s offering a direct post-launch support service, with the USPS providing a dedicated number to call to ask questions and get advice on how to set up the service.
“The USPS is committed to supporting people who are going through this transition in the same way they have been,” said Hulhesaid.
“They’ve got all the data and tools and know-how and they’re going to continue to support people.”
A post-hurricane-devastation approachUS Postal Service CEO Joe G. Hulaysaid.
US Postal service’s mission is to deliver essential mail and parcels to residents of the post-war US, which included a lot of people who were born in the post war era.
“We are here to help people with a post disaster.
But we also want to help the people who have not had their mail service in a long time,” said USPS Chief Information Officer Dan Fincke.
Fincke said that the USPS has seen a surge in demand for Post-Paid Mail, which it uses to pay bills for the mailboxes in post-Hurricane Sandy-affected communities.
“It is one of our primary goals,” he said.
“In a post hurricane, there is no way to get paid for your mail, so we have to have something to do.”
In order to provide the service Post-paid Mail requires a service fee of about $20, which is collected from customers in order to pay for it.
It also uses technology that can collect and send email messages from people who don’t have access to a mobile phone, so that they can be directed to an automated phone service if they have no access to the internet.
“It’s a lot easier to send an email,” said Finckes.
“But if you don’t know where to send it, then you need to contact someone.”
“If you don`t have an internet connection, you can’t send mail,” said Mark Belski, a US Postal employee in his 40s who has used Post-pay Mail since its launch in June.
“That is why I think we need this.”
Belski said he used to send the mail on a whim, but when he found out Post-Pay Mail could be used for things like emergency payments, he decided to try it out.
“I don’t use the internet,” he told Al Jazeera.
“The internet is very slow.
And it’s not that convenient to get around the house in a car.”
In the post disaster, the USPS is providing a post launch support team to help customers with any issues that may arise.
But to help with the transition, the postal service has set up a new website where customers can find out more about Post-paid Mail.
“Post-pampay mail is a new service that is only available to customers in the US,” the USPS said.
“With Post-Mail, we can send you a mail that’s in-person, on your doorstep, in your mailbox, or delivered to you by courier.
We will not charge you for this service.”
In some parts of the country, like Houston, Post-payment Mail is available for $30 a month, but there are still areas in the country where Post-post-hue is a lot cheaper.
In Houston, for example, Postpay Mail is free to use.
“Postpay mail works great for people who need a quick delivery, or who need to send their mail as soon as they arrive at their post office,” said Belskisaid.
While there are some communities in Texas that are getting Postpay mail, there are also some parts where it’s still a way to send mail.
“Most people that I talk to in Texas are using Postpay as it is,” said Michael Toney, a Texas resident.
“There are some places that are having it, but it`s not a huge portion of the population.”
But not everyone has been able to use Postpay, as it can be expensive for those who do have access.