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Lead program sets record in 2020

The Mail Handlers program allows USPS mail handlers to submit information about businesses they think could benefit from postal products and services.

The USPS Small Business Sales team will promote the Mail Handlers employee lead program throughout February.

USPS districts will focus on the program with new time clock fliers and short stand-up talks on three of the month’s four Mondays.

The Mail Handlers program allows postal mail handlers to submit information about businesses they think could benefit from USPS products and services.

The program, which is supported by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, has generated more than $31 million in new estimated revenue since its inception in 2013.

This includes $11.4 million during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 — the largest annual amount in the program’s history — and more than $3 million during the first quarter of 2021.

“With the busy holiday shipping season and election season in the first quarter, we want to acknowledge the mail handlers’ efforts and thank them,” said Mary Anderson, small-business engagement director at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. “And we also encourage our mail handlers to continue to look for new revenue opportunities now that the holiday rush is subsiding.”

Sales generated from Mail Handlers leads count toward the USPS Power of One campaign to raise revenue through sales leads from employees.

The Small Business and Lead Generation Programs Blue page is tracking participation in Mail Handlers and other employee lead programs: Clerks Care, Customer Connect, Business Connect, Rural Reach and Submit a Lead.

The Postal Service is encouraging as many employees as possible to submit at least one lead through any of its six lead programs by Sept. 30.