Physical Mail Connects Us 

Monday, Jun 22nd 2020
young mother looking at the mail while dad and son play at background all smiling

In times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, mail is sometimes the only method of communication that the majority of the population has access to. 

Many industries, including healthcare and governments, depend on the mail to alert the public of pertinent need-to-know information. In fact, since the beginning of the crisis, healthcare has become our #1 mailing partner, as a means for staying in close contact with patients, first responders, research institutions and their networks of doctors and clinics. 

Quadient has increased our daily contact and support for these customers who are playing a critical role in battling the pandemic. Large hospital groups are using reliable and inexpensive mail services to supply their networks of clinics with personal protective equipment.

Additionally, many people, regardless of age or location, also need to be able to receive their prescriptions, protective equipment and other essential items, regardless of where they live. This is especially true for those who are unable to venture out, or do not have local shops.

Per a recent news story, the USPS, UPS and FedEx are all reporting they’re currently exceeding the number of packages usually seen around the holidays. Eric Lomax, who has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 18 years, said the job has changed a lot over the last few weeks. “We’re dealing with delivering medication, stimulus checks, PPE, food,” Lomax said. 

Another very important type of mail is newspaper delivery. Newspapers are a key source of communication, and comfort, for many people. By having the ability to have local and national news available, people are provided real support, especially since not everyone has online access. 

By keeping their contacts knowledgeable on the latest alerts and updates, many industries can establish themselves as industry leaders. With the ability to deliver physical mail, many carriers are, essentially, keeping business moving. The use of physical mail has enabled companies and carriers to continue the relationship with their customers, being a steady beacon in a time of confusion.

Mail has the power to evoke emotions. Think about how you feel when you see a note or a piece of mail from a friend or loved one. Whether expected or unexpected, you feel happy and excited. There is just something about opening mail and seeing a card or note written to you. These days there are so many opportunities to connect, but rarely do those connections result in the same feeling you get receiving physical mail. 

Mail can evoke a feeling of happiness, kindness and connection, regardless of your age, that will never be matched by an email or text message. 

These are reasons why mail is important, and needed more now more than ever, to keep you in the know of important news, and to let you know you’re not alone.