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New postal delivery vehicle a star at tech show

January 10, 2022
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The Postal Service joined more than 2,000 other companies and organizations that exhibited at the 2022 CES in Las Vegas last week.

Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES is one of the largest trade shows in the world. It returned to an in-person format after taking place as a virtual show last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Attendance was down significantly from pre-pandemic levels, but the Postal Service’s display still drew a lot of visitors.

“Our booth was as busy as it has ever been at a CES show,” said Donna Thabet, a USPS sales specialist who was at the event.

The Postal Service’s 50-by-70-foot display featured content kiosks and a large monitor that played USPS commercials, as well as a video about Delivering for America, the organization’s 10-year plan to achieve financial stability.

Visitors were able to play a “Pac-Man”-style video game and win prizes. They also had the opportunity to create stamps using their own photos.

“There was a lot going on in our booth,” Thabet said.

But perhaps the biggest item of interest at the USPS display was a next-generation delivery vehicle, which is expected to begin appearing on carrier routes in 2023.

“Your vehicles look very friendly,” attendee Roy Kim told a postal worker at the booth on the first day of the show. “I look forward to seeing these deliver packages in my neighborhood.”

The three-day show generated 704 leads, valued at a total of $209 million.

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