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Mission Post Office brought in more moolah than Niles

By Matt Artz
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 8:28 am in Uncategorized.

The U.S. Postal service has spared the Mission San Jose Post Office, but is still considering closing the one in Niles. Yesterday they gave me comparisons that show the Mission branch bringing in a lot more money. Here’s a quick breakdown for 2009:

Niles:
Revenue: $369,592
Expenses: $215,746
Net income $153,846

Mission San Jose
Income: $734,946
Expenses: $267,198
Net income: $467,748

More detailed information can be found below, including info on the two Hayward branches taken off the closure list, when you click where it says to click

Fremont Niles

Revenue:

’07 401,783       ’08 407,680       ’09 369,592

Personnel Cost

$122,428

Facility Lease

$29,988

Transportation Cost

27,180 (2 trips per day)

Maintenance & Utility Cost

36,150

Approximate FY 09 net income

153,846

Fremont Mission

Revenue:

’07: $802,525    ’08: $774,306         ’09: $734,946

Personnel Cost

$164,486

Facility Lease

$34,080

Transportation Cost

$32,482 (3 trips per day from Main Office

Maintenance & Utility Cost

36,150

Approximate FY 09 net income

$467,748

Hayward – Bradford

Revenue:

’07:  $1,209,331        ’08:  $1,245,461       ’09:  1,154,128

Personnel Cost

$244,857

Facility Lease

Postal owned

Transportation Cost

$32,482 (2 trips per day from Castro Valley, 1 trip from MO)

Maintenance & Utility Cost

$36,850

Approximate FY 09 net income

$839, 939

Hayward – Mt. Eden

Revenue:

’07: $1,010,265           ’08: $1,030,102    ’09:  $936,695

Personnel Cost

$164,486

Facility Lease

$45,540

Transportation Cost

27,180 (2 trips per day)

Maintenance & Utility Cost

$25,854

Approximate FY 09 net income

$673,635

Berkeley Park

Revenue:

’07 326,309       ’08 310,938       ’09 267,323

Personnel Cost

$122,428

Facility Lease

$8,400

Transportation Cost

32,482 (2 trips per day from Ber 2 trips from Ok)

Maintenance & Utility Cost

36,150

Approximate FY 09 net income

67,863

Additional factors under consideration:

Retail Units in close proximity

Alternative access to Retail Services

Stamps by Mail

Stamps on consignments

USPS.Com

Neighboring Retail Units

Customer visits

Customer transactions

# Business

# Permit mailers

Revenue trends

Staffing / salary

Rental cost

Maintenance / transportation cost

Replacement cost

One-time cost for replacement

Competitors

Socio-Economic (elderly, culture)

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  • Fun’n'Games

    I hope there’s something missing in these numbers. MSJ has a net income rate (as a percent of revenues) of 62% and Niles’ rate is 42%. That’s insane. What might be missing are indirect allocations back to USPS HQ. Otherwise, why are we paying more for stamps…

  • Kris

    Even though the Niles post office did not bring in as much money as Mission San Jose’s, closing it will have a detrimental effect on the community of Niles. Many businesses, senior citizens, and others use our post office, and we are isolated geographically, making it quite difficult to reach another full-service post office. Many walk to the post office, and driving to another will use more resources: using much more gas and mus\ch more time.

  • Marty

    Any time the government can turn 123k in personnel cost into 154k profit, I say go with it.

  • Bruce

    Yes, it sounds like these post offices are subsidizing delivery costs…

  • Gus Morrison

    Regardless of this discussion, does anyone know why they pulled out the vending machines in the Dusterberry and Irvington post offices? It seems to fly in the face of any semblence of customer service. You can buy stamps at the new automated mailing machine, but only first class postage.

  • Marty

    Gus, I suppose you’re human like the rest of us, but I still think it’s funny that the ex-mayor of Fremont is complaining about stamp machines on the internet.

  • bbox231

    I’ll second Gus’s gripe at the Dusterberry office – - recently stood in line behind the usual weekday 10-15 souls-on-board – - – - to simply buy postage !

    and I s’pose Marty is human like the rest of us, but I find it not terribly surprising that Marty thinks the Internet is the proverbial end-all for EVERYTHING the Postal service might carry . . . . not surprising at all.

  • Marty

    I didn’t understand a word of that, box.

    But, my point was that griping on the internet is a buck above Gus’ pay grade, that’s all.

  • bbox231

    AND AGAIN – - I can understand that you wouldn’t Marty.

  • VOR

    Speaking of the USPS. They’ve been touting their flat rate boxes on television quite heavily and we do use them. Trips to the Irvington and Dusterberry (main) post offices to pick up a couple proved fruitless. Both locations have prefabricated red plastic bins meant to hold the boxes. First, they are positioned so it is impossible to access them without disrupting the line of people snaking out the door. Secondly, once you excuse yourself and explain you’re not cutting in line you find there are no boxes. Now here’s where the Internet comes in. You can order them, at no cost, on line. Minimum order, five boxes (usually available within 7-10 days). How about if I need just one and I need it now?

  • Gus Morrison

    Marty,

    My pay grade nowadays is zero, so there is nothing below it. And, as I get older, I become more type A. Probably because I don’t want to waste any time on stupidity. I consider it stupid to make it harder to use the USPS than it already is – and then they complain that they are losing business to UPS or Fedex.

    An example – In my ill fated run for Mayor in 2008, I mailed out about 1200 9 x 12 manila envelopes first class, $1 postage. In April, 2009 I got one returned as undeliverable, 10 months. I just shook my head and went on. Then, in May, I got another one. This one I took to the post office and asked them to explain. They couldn’t. I told them if they had another one, please don’t send it back. Efficiency.

  • deni caster

    The Niles area is so different then MSJ. We have a grocery store – we can be fairly self-sufficient, although the nearest gas station is in Union City. We have shops that sell, and ship items. It is something they can close their store for 20 minutes and take shipments to the post office. They cannot afford the hour it would take to go to Dusterberry, find parking, and wait in line. Some of us work from 8-5. I can adjust my schedule slightly when I need to go to the P.O, (like with a package in excess of 13oz which I cannot just put in a mailbox) but Dusterberry, Mission Valley, The Hub are all in the wrong direction. These sub-sites in stores do not open until 10, when the store opens. It is also ludicrous for Cedric Brown, the Mgr of PO Operations to think everyone in our community can use “easy online tools”. They have not studied our demographics.