USPS: Village Post Office Numbers Growing

From USPS News Link:

The number of Village Post Offices has grown to eight with six more poised to open soon.

Missouri’s Doe Run Village Post Office (VPO), located in Sherry’s Quick Mart, is the latest to join the Postal Service’s list of eight fully-functional VPOs.

As of last Monday, USPS had received 505 VPO inquiries from interested vendors nationwide. Six additional VPOs with contracts are poised to open this month, and 55 applicants are currently in negotiations or awaiting evaluations.

Customers can purchase booklets of Forever stamps and Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at many of these privately-owned retail units. PO Box service and a USPS mail collection box also are available at Doe Run and other VPOs.

The Postal Service introduced the VPO as a potential replacement option for communities without a postal retail office and for communities affected by recent retail optimization efforts (Link, 7/27).

VPOs will be established in communities in a variety of locations, such as businesses, libraries, town halls or government centers, and will offer a range of popular products and services most used by customers.

Click here for more information on the Doe Run VPO.

2 thoughts on “USPS: Village Post Office Numbers Growing

  1. Didn’t we use to have stamp vending machines in our lobby? Some deal, the local party store throws some fat rate boxs next to the beer coolers and some stamps in the cash registers. My package to MOM will be safe on top of the XXX magazine rack until the carrier picks it up…NOT!

  2. 14 VPOs to replace the hundreds and hundreds of office already closed. looks good to me. Bonuses for everyone…(once we get the plants closed that is)

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