Getting through to the Post Office:
The US Postal Service has "streamlined" it operations to reduce costs as well as to provide significant assistance in Spanish about the U.S. Postal Service to our Spanish-speaking neighbors in various communities. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to call your local post office directly and most of the numbers of be removed from the directories. We have a few direct numbers here. So other than visiting your post office personally, there are 2 ways to get information about postal rates and postal mailing requirements: The quickest is their informative website www.usps.com
Residents will find the links below to be very useful: Find a ZIP Code
, Calculate Postage
, Locate a Post Office
, Print a Shipping Label
, Schedule a Pickup
, Track & Confirm
Businesses will find many useful services described in the special part of the website. http://www.usps.com/business/welcome.htm The other way is to call the universal United States Postal Service service number. 1-800-275-8777: Its advantage is that it also has Spanish menus.
Usual Services Provided By The USPS:
Most post offices provide postal mailboxes, self-service stations and distribution of tax forms and passport applications in addition to the standard domestic and international services.
First Class Mail: This is the service with which most of us are familiar, covers personal correspondence, bills and statements weighing under thirteen ounces.
Priority Mail: A two-day delivery service. No special documentation is needed to use priority mail, but there are restrictions on the size of the package that may be sent. The package must weigh seventy pounds or less, and have a volume of 108 inches or less.
Express Mail: Next day delivery to most locations by noon or 3:00 pm.
Change of Address: Allows you to forward mail from an old address to a new address.
Parcel Post: Small and large packages, thick envelopes and tubes containing gifts and merchandise can be sent using Parcel Post. Delivery available to every address in the US.
Return Receipt: Provides proof of delivery. You may choose to receive the receipt by mail or e-mail.
Other services offered by the United States Postal Service
Businesses will find many useful services described in the special part of the website. http://www.usps.com/business/welcome.htm
The number 1-800-275-8777 is the toll free number that leads you through a number of menus to get you to the â€œrightâ€ person or the right answer. â€œWhen you get totally lost, rememberâ€ â€œ0â€ is always an option .
Note that some post offices are â€œopenâ€ 24 hoursâ€ per day for certain automated services. The main US Post offices for late personal services are listed. US Postal Offices offering passport services. are also identified.
The USPS website is great for collectors, philatelists, unique gifts, forms and special envelopes - and to just buy stamps.