rdgamblr wrote:dm200- I wish I had some insight as a postal carrier I would like to think they would have informed us of this service. It may be a test market for just your area. I wouldn't think there would be any hiccups in this as all the major delivery companies deliver to the local postal locations daily as we deliver a great quantity of their small parcels for them.
The biggest issue I would see would be, depending on your location, the time spent waiting in lines to pick up your package at the counter. With PO box customers there is the option of the parcels lockers although I wouldn't know if there would be adequate space for an increase in packages.
Let us know if you have the opportunity to use the service and also how it works for you. BTW please say there isn't a charge for this "service"
We were (sort of) notified of this service when we received the bill for the PO Box. The Postal Service justified an increase in the Box rent because of these new services. One was the street delivery feature, another was a signature waiver (not sure what that is) and an email/phone notification option (I did not take this) when there were certain types of received mail. The street address option works like this. Suppose your PO Box mailing address is: P O Box 12345, Springfield VA 22151
. Suppose that the post office street address is 789 Main St, Springfield VA 22151. Say you want UPS or FedEx to ship a letter/package. You give the shipping address as: 789 Main St #12345, Springfield VA 22151
. That post office will receive these deliveries (as long as they are things the post office can receive (such as under a certain weight, no wine, and so on). They (the post office) says no added charge (just a higher annual fee for the box rent)