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USPS stews over closing 3700 post offices

Source: USPS.com Source: USPS.com
Source: USPS.com Source: USPS.com
There are dozens of Approved Postal Providers in the Columbus area. (Source: USPS.com) There are dozens of Approved Postal Providers in the Columbus area. (Source: USPS.com)

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email 
By Fadell Pitts - email

WASHINGTON (WTVM) - The United States Postal Services is taking steps to make sure it stays ahead of consumer trends.

Tuesday it announced that it will be conducting studies at approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs.  That's about 10% of its retail fleet.

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The USPS says, "As more customers choose to conduct their postal business online, on their smart phones and at their favorite shopping destinations, the need for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain its nearly 32,000 retail offices — the largest retail network in the country — diminishes"

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says more than 35% of the postal services revenue comes from expanded access locations like grocery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, retail stores, self-service kiosks and online at USPS.com. He add, "Our customer's habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business."

If a community does not have a postal retail office or if it will be affected by the agency's optimization efforts, the USPS will introduce the Village Post Office option. 

Village Post Offices would be operated by local businesses, such as pharmacies, grocery stores and other appropriate retailers, and would offer popular postal products and services such as stamps and flat-rate packaging.

"By working with third-party retailers, we're creating easier, more convenient access to our products and services when and where our customers want them," Donahoe said. "The Village Post Office will offer another way for us to meet our customers' needs."

The USPS currently has 32,000 postal retail offices and more than 70,000 third-party retailers.

"The Postal Service of the future will be smaller, leaner and more competitive and it will continue to drive commerce, serve communities and deliver value," Donahoe added.

Last year, the postal service lost $8 billion dollars.

GEORGIA POST OFFICES UNDER REVIEW

THE ROCK

THE ROCK

30285

PEACHTREE CENTER

ATLANTA

30303

PHOENIX STATION

ATLANTA

30303

WEST END

ATLANTA

30310

CASCADE HEIGHTS

ATLANTA

30311

LAKEWOOD

ATLANTA

30315

NORTHLAKE

ATLANTA

30345

ALSTON

ALSTON

30412

OLIVER

OLIVER

30449

ROCKY FORD

ROCKY FORD

30455

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN

30502

CISCO

CISCO

30708

TENNGA

TENNGA

30751

CAMAK

CAMAK

30807

PERKINS

PERKINS

30822

ALLENTOWN

ALLENTOWN

31003

HILLSBORO

HILLSBORO

31038

IDEAL

IDEAL

31041

JEWELL

JEWELL

31045

OCONEE

OCONEE

31067

SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND

31083

MERIDIAN

MERIDIAN

31319

JACKSONVILLE

JACKSONVILLE

31544

MERSHON

MERSHON

31551

MILLWOOD

MILLWOOD

31552

OFFERMAN

OFFERMAN

31556

WHITE OAK

WHITE OAK

31568

ARGYLE

ARGYLE

31623

AXSON

AXSON

31624

FARGO

FARGO

31631

STOCKTON

STOCKTON

31649

ANDERSONVILLE

ANDERSONVILLE

31711

DE SOTO

DE SOTO

31743

HARTSFIELD

HARTSFIELD

31756

MYSTIC

MYSTIC

31769

OAKFIELD

OAKFIELD

31772

WRAY

WRAY

31798

JUNCTION CITY

JUNCTION CITY

31812

OMAHA

OMAHA

31821

WESTON

WESTON

31832

BLUFFTON

BLUFFTON

39824

CEDAR SPRINGS

CEDAR SPRINGS

39832

COLEMAN

COLEMAN

39836

JAKIN

JAKIN

39861

PARROTT

PARROTT

39877

     

 

ALABAMA POST OFFICES UNDER REVIEW

ALLGOOD

ALLGOOD

35013

BON AIR

BON AIR

35032

NEW CASTLE

NEW CASTLE

35119

WATSON

WATSON

35181

FAIRVIEW

BIRMINGHAM

35208

WEST END

BIRMINGHAM

35211

WOODLAWN

BIRMINGHAM

35212

FORESTDALE

BIRMINGHAM

35214

MIDFIELD

BIRMINGHAM

35228

ABERNANT

ABERNANT

35440

CLINTON

CLINTON

35448

GAINESVILLE

GAINESVILLE

35464

PANOLA

PANOLA

35477

WEST GREENE

WEST GREENE

35491

BANKSTON

BANKSTON

35542

BEAVERTON

BEAVERTON

35544

GOODSPRINGS

GOODSPRINGS

35560

HODGES

HODGES

35571

NATURAL BRIDGE

NATURAL BRIDGE

35577

PRINCETON

PRINCETON

35766

EAST GADSDEN

GADSDEN

35903

CHAPMAN

CHAPMAN

36015

FORT DAVIS

FORT DAVIS

36031

WESTSIDE

MONTGOMERY

36108

FORT MC CLELLAN

ANNISTON

36205

CRAGFORD

CRAGFORD

36255

SHORTERVILLE

SHORTERVILLE

36373

COY

COY

36435

FRANKLIN

FRANKLIN

36444

PERDUE HILL

PERDUE HILL

36470

VREDENBURGH

VREDENBURGH

36481

WHATLEY

WHATLEY

36482

WING

WING

36483

FRANKVILLE

FRANKVILLE

36538

LITTLE RIVER

LITTLE RIVER

36550

MALCOM

MALCOM

36556

SUNFLOWER

SUNFLOWER

36581

TIBBIE

TIBBIE

36583

BAYSIDE

MOBILE

36605

TOWNE WEST

MOBILE

36618

CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL

36727

FURMAN

FURMAN

36741

JEFFERSON

JEFFERSON

36745

JONES

JONES

36749

MYRTLEWOOD

MYRTLEWOOD

36763

NANAFALIA

NANAFALIA

36764

SAFFORD

SAFFORD

36773

SAWYERVILLE

SAWYERVILLE

36776

HATCHECHUBBEE

HATCHECHUBBEE

36858

PITTSVIEW

PITTSVIEW

36871

BELLAMY

BELLAMY

36901

WARD

WARD

36922

To see a list of offices in the study check out https://www.usps.com/.

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