The Postal Service has partnered with Hallmark to provide greeting cards. Reportedly the “Greeting Card test pilot” will be performed in 1,500 Post Offices. The test phase is expected to run at least one (1) year which started October 1, 2009. USPS intends full implementation to approximately 15,000 Post Offices.
USPS has implemented the Greeting Card test pilot in parts of Illinois. According to Deana Carr, retail specialist, United States Postal Service: “Greeting cards are a true fit to the Postal Service’s core business. If customers are purchasing shipping supplies to mail their holiday, birthday, graduation or other gifts and they forgot to bring a card to mail with it, there will be a selection of greeting cards for their convenience.” source: Naperville (Ill) Sun
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