Friday, June 05, 2009

Wal-Mart to Post Office Mobile Unit: "C'mon back"

Florida's Web site reports after telling the U.S. Post Office to remove its mobile unit from the Wal-Mart parking lot and angering customers, the company is now allowing the service back.

According to the site, "Just over a week ago, the Post Office announced it was looking for a new location after Wal-Mart officials said it could no longer operate on the company’s property. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman had said it was a corporate decision based on the company’s desire to keep its parking lots cleaner."

The mobile unit, which offers the same full services as its permanent locations, serves as a convenience to customers who would otherwise have to travel farther to other postal locations.

Wal-Mart company spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman said after the company received several complaints from customers it decided to allow the service to continue.

Cheesman is quoted as saying, “After evaluating and understanding the customer demand, our store decided it was in the best interest to replace that (service).”

Shown above, a USPS mobile unit and retail store.

For more on mobile post offices around the world, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM