To highlight the products and services available online on the U.S. Postal Service website, usps.com, the Postal Service hosts “USPS.com Week” through March 14.
USPS.com Week lets the Postal Service deliver its solutions solutions in time for the spring mailing season – IRS deadlines, Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and Father’s Day, said Anita Bizzotto, chief marketing officer and executive vice president.
“Our customers have discovered that it’s easy to do all their shopping and mailing from the convenience of their computer,” Bizzotto said. “Almost anything you can do at a Post Office, you can do online. Today’s mail needs usps.com.”
The Postal Service offers the “green advantage” of eco-friendly, free Express Mail and Priority Mail envelopes and boxes (usps.com/shop). All Express Mail and Priority Mail packaging is Cradle to Cradle certified for its environmental attributes. Conducting Postal Service business online reduces gas and carbon emissions.
A number of services are available online to help customers better manage their mail. The fastest, easiest and most convenient way to change an address is with Movers Guide online (usps.com/moversguide). More than 6 million people have used this Internet portal to file a change of address notice since 2002.
There are several options available to manage mail while away from home. Mail can be placed on hold for vacation or an unexpected business trip (usps.com/holdmail) and redelivery of packages or mail can be made by going to usps.com/redelivery. Premium Forwarding Service reships all mail to a temporary address for a period of up to one year (usps.com/receive/premiumforwarding).
An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses, not tax dollars. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $75 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail.