From PostalReporter reader:
Most contract stations were already refusing international packages due to the complicated regulations. Now there is a nationwide ban as of May 21, 2012 (see article ). Finding an open retail service counter at a real Post Office is going to be more difficult after implementation of the POStPlan. The local post office is not credited with revenue for transactions paid online, which is increasingly the case. As over-the-counter revenue shrinks, window hours at real Post Offices will continue to shrink.