News Byte: Post Offices Come to Staples

Share this content:
Source: Evan Kalish, Going Postal
Source: Evan Kalish, Going Postal

In the wake of announcing a $5 billion loss for 2013, the U.S. Postal Service continues to do deals with private industry that will lighten its operating expense load.

Staples today opened Post Offices—or contract postal units as USPS has formally dubbed them—in 82 stores in markets including San Francisco, Atlanta, and Massachusetts. The mini post offices offer basic services such as stamps, package delivery, and international mail at a time when the Postal Service continues to shutter hundreds of Post Offices.

Staples, the first retailer to enlist in a USPS pilot program called the Retail Partner Expansion Program, is the second national retail power to partner with the agency in the last week. Yesterday, the Postal Service began Sunday delivery of packages in an exclusive deal with Amazon.

Sam Vasquez, postmaster of San Jose, where a new Staples postal unit was christened today, noted the outlets enhance customer service. “Customers have an additional option,” he says. “They can access services seven days a week.”

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above