Saturday, April 21, 2012

Post Office Debuts "gopost"

The website reports that the U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a self-service parcel locker program called "gopost" in an Arlington, Virginia shopping mall.

According to an article by Laura Dvorak, "A pilot program designed to expand service access to customers in locations they already frequent, the gopost parcel locker at the Arlington shopping center is one of 25 being rolled out in northern Virginia this year and the first at a non-Postal Service location."

She goes on to say, "To use the service, customers register at, where they select their own personal ID numbers to use with their gopost access cards. The cards are mailed to customers once registration is completed. Packages are delivered to gopost by Postal Service carriers. When a package arrives, the gopost customer is notified via email that the item is available for pickup."

Customers are not assigned specific lockers; rather, packages are placed in lockers that are available and accommodate the size of the package.

Shown above, USPS employee demonstrates gopost to a small business owner.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM