The Post delivered over 8.7 million pieces of news in the 2016-17 fiscal year, the most ever in its history.
The newspaper said it’s in the process of cutting its delivery services and is seeking to raise $50 million to pay for new delivery capabilities.
But the Post says that could change, depending on what the federal government decides.
The Post’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter R. Nissenbaum, told reporters Monday that if the federal Department of Labor decides to give the Post more flexibility in the delivery of its papers, it could create an additional $100 million in additional revenue over the next few years.
That’s a tough choice for the Post, which is struggling with lower revenue than the average newspaper.
A report by The New York Times in July said the Post was facing a loss of $100 to $200 million for the year.
The Washington Post declined to comment on that report.
Niskanen said Monday that while the Post is looking to expand its delivery capacity, it’s also looking to boost its margins and reduce costs.
He said the company is working with its suppliers to deliver more papers over the long term.
“We’re looking at a mix of ways to increase the number of paper deliveries to our subscribers and we’re also looking at ways to make our services more attractive to our customers,” Niskenbaum said.