Wednesday, February 6, 2013
We want to know: How will the Post Office's latest announcement affect you and your business?
The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The current six-days-per-week mail delivery business model is “no longer sustainable,” according to the U.S. Postal Service. Continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers are among the key factors that lead to the decision. Saturday is also the lightest mail day of the week. “We must change in order to remain an integral part of the American community for decades to come,” reads a message on the U.S. Postal Service website. The majority American’s don’t seem to mind whether they get Saturday mail delivered or not. A Rasmussen poll on mail delivery in 2012 showed “…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Stamps and Priority Mail service prices went up Sunday. So how much is a stamp today? Here's a handy list of the new rates from the U.S. Postal Service (and a list of Post Office locations, since you can't head to Crestwood Court anymore).
Wednesday, January 30
The cost of sending most letters and packages jumped slightly Sunday when the U.S. Postal Service upped its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail. Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, will increase to 46 cents. Here's a rundown of price increases: The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10. In addition, several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post. Priority Mail rates also will see an increase. The new rates are as follows: Since the Crestwood Post Office closed …
Monday, January 7, 2013
After serving residents in their Crestwood mall location for more than 20 years, the store's two workers will be transferring to Sappington after Jan. 8.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
After serving residents in their Crestwood mall location for more than 20 years, the store's two workers will be transferring to Sappington on Jan. 8.
Despite plenty of foot traffic this holiday season, Crestwood Court's second to last tenant, the U.S. Post Office, will be closing in 2013. "We still do a good business, but the Post Office has just decided to pull us out," employee Andrea Simard said. Its last day of operation is Jan. 7. Employees were told Dec. 7 in order to notify post office box holders of the change. The Post Office was open for more than 20 years. Simard has reported to the mall branch for more than 18 years, she said. "You just watch kids grow up and got to know people. It's kind of like Cheers, you know everybody's name," she said. Simard and another employee will be moved the Sappington branch at 11662 Gravois Rd. LensCrafters will become the mall's sole …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Is there a solution to the declining revenues of the U.S. Postal Service. Is it an agency that still is viable?
People tend to have strong opinions of the post office, or more properly, the United States Postal Service. From crabby clerks in the post offices themselves, to the love expressed for the individual letter carrier, there are strong feelings for the agency called on to carry the nation's mail. There has been discussion of dropping one day of mail delivery as the Postal Service struggles to cope with declining revenue from the services it provides. Email has all but replaced regular letter writing, leading fewer people to buy postage stamps, which always seem to inch up in price. There has even been talk locally of closing post offices such as the one in Maplewood. Missouri U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill have sponsored …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
See our roundup so your gifts arrive in time for your loved ones to unwrap on Christmas.
It doesn't matter how great your Christmas gift is if it doesn't arrive on Christmas. Check out our guide to shipping gifts below. However, be sure to call the closest location or check the respective websites for specific shipment dates and prices. FedEx You can ship domestically through Christmas Day using same-day service, FedEx's website states. Check the website for specific international shipments. FedEx also offers packaging services. The closest FedEx Office Print & Ship Center is at 9580 Watson Rd. The number i 314-729-0312. There's also a FedEx office at 9498 Manchester Rd. Their number is 314-968-4506. United States Postal Service Domestic express mail must be shipped by Dec. 22, the U.S. Postal Service's website states. …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Get a photo and the forms.
Friday, May 20, 2011
This is directly from the U.S. Postal Service: If you’re among the many families and individuals busy planning summer vacations or trips, the Postal Service offers this reminder. Don’t forget your passport. Passport Day is a quick, easy, and convenient way for people to get passports for those summer vacations to international destinations. On, Saturday, May 21, 2011, Post Offices across central and northeastern Missouri and central and southern Illinois are hosting Passport Fairs to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Customers are advised to check their local Post Office for office hours. U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the…
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
National Association of Letter Carriers annually donate thousands of pounds of food to pantries.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sunset Hills and Crestwood residents will have the opportunity Saturday to donate food to people in need as part of the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). "Local food banks are at their crisis level," said Keith Brown, business manager for Acosta sales and marketing company and a representative of Campbell's, which sponsors the food drive. He said the economic downturn has left St. Louis area food banks in need. The comments came during a news conference at Schnucks in Richmond Heights. Letter carriers will collect donations of unopened, nonperishable food items left next to mailboxes. Goods may include peanut butter, soups and canned tuna. The St. Louis Area…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
A path or parking spot makes the trip safe for delivery, USPS said.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jean Whitney
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The US Postal Service said today that customers should keep sidewalks, steps, drives and areas around mailboxes free from snow. Spokeswoman Valerie Hughes explained Thursday: “Ice and snow add an element of risk to mail delivery. The safety of our carriers is always a concern. Keeping access areas to mailboxes clear of snow and ice makes their jobs a little easier and much safer.” She also asked that rural delivery customers spread sand and salt where the mail vehicle stops for delivery.